book under contract

A Cultural History of Money in the Modern Age. With D. Pedersen. Edited volume for Bloomsbury's Cultural History series.

journal articles & book chapters

Social Payments: Innovation, Trust, Bitcoin, and the Sharing Economy. With B. Maurer, L. Swartz, & S. Mainwaring. Accepted/forthcoming in Theory, Culture & Society. [prepublication pdf]

Accounts. Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff, 2017. [prepublication pdf]

Riding the Rails of Mobile Payments: Financial Inclusion, Mobile Phones, and Infrastructure. With S.C. Rea, U. Dalinghaus, & B. Maurer. The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, 2016. [OA version]

"The Problem of Delimitation": Parataxis, Bureaucracy, and Ecuador's Popular and Solidarity EconomyJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2015. [prepublication pdf] — awarded the Dolores Cacuango Prize for Best Essay in Ecuadorian Studies

Pliegues de la Economía Popular y Solidaria. El Laberinto de la Moneda y las Finanzas: La Vida Social de la Economía, 2015. [prepublication pdf]

Materiality, Symbol and Complexity in the Anthropology of Money. With B. Maurer. The Psychological Science of Money, 2014. [OA version]

“When Perhaps the Real Problem is Money Itself!": The Practical Materiality of Bitcoin. With B. Maurer & L. Swartz. Social Semiotics, 2013. [OA version]

“Bridges to Cash": Channelling Agency in Mobile Money. With B. Maurer & S.C. Rea. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2013. [OA version]

The Zombie Bank and the Magic of Finance, or: How to Write a History of CrisisJournal of Cultural Economy, 2012. [prepublication pdf]

Harvesting Failure from the Field: An Ethnographic Apprenticeship in Coping with the Unexpected. With M. Amrith, J. Johnson, D. Martin, & M. Murawski. Cambridge Anthropology, 2008/2009. [pdf]

reviews & commentaries

"On Brutal Culture." With D. Umney, D. O'Brien, F. Muniesa, L. Moor, L. McFall, M. Cooper, & P. Campbell. Journal of Cultural Economy, 2017. [pdf]

"Give and Take, Part One: Demonetization’s Pragmatics and Politics" and "Give and Take, Part Two: Demonetization and the Pedigrees of Money." With B. Maurer. Cultural Anthropology Hot Spots series, 2017.

Neoliberalism’s Strange Bedfellows and the Limits of Distribution. Review of Give a Man a Fish, by James Ferguson. Current Anthropology, 2016. [prepublication pdf]

alt.economy: Strategies, Tensions, ChallengesJournal of Cultural Economy, 2016.

"Ecuador Bans Bitcoin!" A Monetary Mix-UpKing’s Review, 2015.

Material Histories of Debt and Payment: Assembling the Transactions Archive. With R.J. Kett. Anthropology News, 2013. [pdf]

Conference Encounters: Challenging Boundaries and Rethinking Ethics at the 2008 AAA Annual Meeting. With C. Fouratt & J. Li. Anthropology Today, 2009.

working papers

Mobile Money: The First Decade. With S.C. Rea. Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, 2017.

Payment and Its Publics: Emerging Payment Systems and Reimaginings of Trust and Mutual Finance. With B. Maurer. Filene Research Institute working paper, 2014.

Digital Payment Client Uptake Warning Signs and Ways Forward. With B. Maurer, J. Fan, S. Musaraj, I. Small, E. Reddy, & N. Dobson. Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion, 2013. [pdf]

blogposts, interviews, notes, and more

Olivier Godechot: A Classic Work, in TranslationJournal of Cultural Economy, 2016. [OA version]

Is It Art? Is It a Hoax? Hedging Precarity and Protecting the Commonfare: An Interview with Akseli VirtanenJournal of Cultural Economy website, February 2016.

AAA 2015 Preview: Undisciplining Law and Economy. Association for Political and Legal Anthropology website, November 2015.

Bitcoins, Blockchains, and Bolstering e-Payments. Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion blog, April 2015.

Reseña y Discusión de Las Sospechas del Dinero de Ariel Wilkis. Estudios de la Economía, December 2014.

Estudios de la Economía: An Interview with José Ossandón (pdf). Accounts: ASA Economic Sociology Newsletter, Fall 2014.

Immersion: Four Beginnings for an Anthropology of Big Data, June 2014.

An Interview with Michel Anteby (pdf). Accounts: ASA Economic Sociology Newsletter, Fall 2013.

25.000:1. Estudios de la Economía, August 2013.

Marketing Finance in the Aftermath of Crisis. Charisma Network, September 2012.

Las Imágenes de la Solidaridad y lo Popular: El Proyecto de Imaginar una Economía Popular y Solidaria en el Ecuador. Estudios de la Economía, August 2012. Reposted on Portal de Economía Solidaria.

The Buzz of Commerce Along the Ruta del Comprador in Quito, Ecuador. Sound Ethnography, May 2012.

Las Formas de la Deuda y la Confianza en un Mercado de Quito, Ecuador. Estudios de la Economía, April 2012.

interviews with me

Share Economies on the Rise. Central Standard interviews me for KCUR Kansas City Public Media, May 2014.

Economía Popular y Solidaria. Natalia Aruguete interviews me for Página 12, March 2013.