Neil Fligstein is the Class of 1939 Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California. He is the Director of the center for Culture, organizations, and Politics at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. He is the author of numerous books including “The Architecture of Markets (Princeton, 2001), “Euroclash” (Oxford, 2008), and “A Theory of Fields (with Doug McAdam, Oxford, 2012). He has written extensively on the topics of economic sociology, organizations, social stratification, political sociology, and European economic and political integration. He is currently working on a book about the financial crisis.