Curriculum Vitae


January 2014: Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

August 2003:   B.A. Anthropology and German, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis



Journal Articles

2020 (with Mrinalini Tankha) Mapping the Intermediate: Lived Technologies of Money and Value. Journal of Cultural Economy. Vol 13(4): 345-352.

Book Chapters

2022 A Substitute without Substitute: Cash Money, Digital Euros, and the Shifting Futures of Currency Communities. Money Law, Capital, and the Changing Identity of the European UnionGabriella Gimigliano and Valentino Cattelan (eds.) Oxford: Hart Publishing (Bloomsbury Academic), Ch. 6.

2017 Between Memorialization and Monetary Re-Valuation: The 1990 Currency Union as a Site of Post-Unification Memory Work. Money in the German-Speaking Lands, Mary Lindemann and Jared C. Poley (eds.) Spektrum Series. New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 283-302.

2017 A Question of Value(s): Money, Currency Unions and the Re-Making of Post-Unification Identities. Deutschland seit 1990: Perspektiven auf die Vereinigungsgesellschaft. Thomas Großbölting and Christoph Lorke (eds.). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag

2016 Riding the Rails of Mobile Payments: Financial Inclusion, Mobile Phones, and Infrastructure. With Stephen C. Rea, Taylor Nelms, and Bill Maurer. Part 7: Infrastructures. In The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography. Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway and Genevieve Bell, (eds.) New York: Routledge, (December 2016).


2016 Review of History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece, by Daniel M. Knight. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. American Anthropologist (118) 4 pp. 920-921

2016 Review of Gambling Debt: Iceland’s Rise and Fall in the Global Economy, by E. Paul Durrenberger and Gisli Palsson (eds.) Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2014. American Ethnologist (43) 4 pp. 763-764

2015 “Modeling the Economy with Words,” book review of Economy of Words: Communicative Imperatives in Central Banks, Douglas Holmes (Chicago 2014). Current Anthropology (56) 2 pp. 293-294

Other Writing

 “The Euro in the Making.” Newsletter of the European Union Center of Excellence at UC Berkeley Spring/Summer 2013

Policy White Papers

2019 Virtually Irreplaceable: Cash as Public Infrastructure. White Paper for Cash Matters/International Currency Association and The Institute for Money, Technology, & Financial Inclusion.

Related Media: 2019 Interview for Cash Matters; Interview for Currency News (with Bill Maurer)

2017 Keeping Cash: Assessing the Arguments about Cash and Crime. IMTFI White Paper for Cash Matters.

Related Media: IMTFI Blog, “Cash is not a Crime;” Cash Matters Paper Launch; Cash Matters Q&A with Author

Publicly Engaged Writing for The Institute for Money, Technology, & Financial Inclusion

2017 Introducing a New Blog Series on Demonetization in India, from The Institute for Money, Technology, and Financial Inclusion. Socializing Finance Blog. March 3, 2017.

2017 Special Perspectives Series on Demonetization in India – Insights, Challenges, and Ways Forward, with Nima Lamu Yolmo and Janaki Srinivasan. IMTFI Blog. February 22, 2017

2016 Review Post: Monetary Practices of Traditional Rural Communities in Ethiopia: Implications for New Financial Technology Design. IMTFI Blog. September 19, 2016. Summary Review of Mesfin F. Woldmariam et al. article in Human-Computer Interaction 31(2016): 473-517

2016 IMTFI Synthesis, Trust and Money: It’s Complicated. Writing (original draft; conceptualization, writing and design of content), with Bill Maurer, Jenny Fan, Mrinalini Tankha, Nandita Badami, Nima L.Yolmo,Taylor Nelms

2016 Consumer Finance Research Methods Toolkit. Erin B. Taylor and Gawain Lynch, with Ursula Dalinghaus. Contributing author, editorial assistance, manuscript design and layout.

2016 Going to Where the Women Are: Insights from the Making Finance Work for Women Summit in Berlin, Germany. IMTFI Blog. January 25, 2016.