Karin Knorr Cetina

Karin Knorr Cetina is Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, Principal Investigator of a comparative project on scopic media at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and an affiliated member of the Institute for World Society Studies, University of Bielefeld, Germany. She also holds a honorary doctorate of the University of Luzern, Switzerland, and was previously President of the Society for Social Studies of Science and Section and Chair of the Theory Section of the ASA. Dr. Knorr Cetinapublished extensively in the area of economic sociology and finance, and in the area of science and technology studies. Her writings include  “Global Microstructures: The Virtual Societies of Financial Markets” (with Urs Bruegger, American Journal of Sociology, 2002 Winner of the Theory Prize of the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association)  the Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance (edited with A. Preda, 2012) and the book Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge (Harvard UP 2003, winner of the Robert K. Merton price and the Ludwick Fleck Price of the ASA). She just finished a book on the currency market  (Synthetic Markets: The Currency Market as a Media-Institutional Form, forthcoming) and is  currently conducting research on agentic media in finance and other areas.

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