Matías Dewey is a sociologist and Privatdozent in the Research Institute of Sociology at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Previously, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. He has been visiting scholar at the University of Oxford and University of Texas at Austin. He has conducted research on drug dealing through messaging applications, counterfeited products, the market for stolen spare parts, the relationships between law enforcement agencies and politics, and illegal marketplaces. He has published extensively on economic sociology, illegal markets, and qualitative research. He recently published Making it at Any Cost: Aspiration and Politics in a Counterfeit Clothing Marketplace (University of Texas Press, 2020). With Jens Beckert, he edited the volume The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy (Oxford University Press, 2017). His articles have appeared in Socio-Economic Review, Regulation & Governance, Latin American Research Review, Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, and Current Sociology, among others.