Sarah B. MuirAdjunct Assistant Professor of AnthropologyDepartment of Anthropology957 Schermerhorn Extension, Mail Code: 5523, United StatesPhone:+1 212 854 7752
Biography:In my work, I examine the practical logics of economic investment, ethical evaluation, and political critique, with a particular focus on social class and financial crisis. Situated at the intersection of linguistic, political-economic, and historical anthropology, my research is grounded in ethnographic fieldwork in Argentina and the United States. I am currently finishing a book manuscript entitled Argentine Afterword: Class, Critique, and the Experience of Routinized Crisis, which examines the emergence of a national middle-class public in the wake of Argentina's 2001/2 financial crisis. I am also researching a new project called Corrupted Futures: Pension Politics and Financial Ethics in Buenos Aires and New York City, which interrogates struggles over the restructuring of pension plans, conceptualized as key institutions of intergenerational investment and social obligation.
2015, "Currency of Failure: Money and Middle-Class Critique in Post-Crisis Buenos Aires," Cultural Anthropology 30(2): 310-335.