Aaron Z. Pitluck is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois State University and a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago (2015-2016). He is also serving as elected Vice President for the Economy and Society Research Committee of the International Sociological Association. His research investigates the intersection of finance and society. His current principal research project investigates financial innovation and social control inside Islamic investment banks, so as to better understand the potential and limitations of secular radical reform of financial markets. His previous research includes a series of articles on professional investors’ behavior in emerging markets. He has published essays in such journals as the Socio-economic Review, Economy and Society, and the Journal of Cultural Economy.