Karin Knorr-Cetina

Karin Knorr Cetina is the O. Borchert Distinguished  Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Chicago, PI 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.   Knorr Cetina published 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 is currently finishing a book on “Maverick Markets: the social and cultural structures of global financial markets.”

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