Alya Guseva
N: Finance and Society

Alya Guseva is Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University specializing in economic and medical sociology. Her particular interest is in the processes of market formation. She is the author and co-author of two books on emerging credit card markets in the postcommunist region — Into the Red: The Birth of the Credit Card Market in Postcommunist Russia (2008) and Plastic Money: Constructing Markets for Credit Cards in Eight Postcommunist Countries (2014, with Akos Rona-Tas), both at Stanford University Press. Her work also appeared in American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Socio-Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Family Issues, Geneses, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, East European Quarterly and Social Science Research.

Combining her expertise in sociology of markets and medical sociology, she is currently researching emerging markets for gestational surrogacy in several surrogacy-friendly jurisdictions in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan).

She has been a member of SASE for 10 years, is a co-founder and co-organizer of Research Network N: Finance and Society, and served as the Chair of Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.

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