Janet Roitman’s research focuses on financial practices and the anthropology of value. She is University Professor at The New School in New York and founding director of The Platform Economies Research Network. She is also an executive member of the Digital Ethnography Research Center (DERC) at RMIT University, Melbourne. Her publications include Fiscal Disobedience: An Anthropology of Economic Regulation in Central Africa (Princeton University Press) and Anti-Crisis (Duke University Press). Her current research focuses on new financial technology platforms in Africa, or the role of digital technologies in emergent and frontier financial ecosystems. This project is supported by a US National Science Foundation Grant. Prior to joining The New School, Professor Roitman was a research fellow with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and an instructor at Sciences Po, Paris. Her research has received support from the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, l’Agence française du développement, the Institute for Public Knowledge, and US The National Science Foundation. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Cultural Economy and Cultural Anthropology; and on the advisory board of Finance & Society.

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