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Social Anthropology

Alexander Parkinson

Thesis title

Anthropology and Financial Value: assemblages of investment practice

PhD research

My goal is to undertake fieldwork with an investment agency in one of the world’s main financial centres. I hope to secure a role working with at least one company to document the different dimensions of investment practice and to understand how the relations and interactions there shape the pursuit of financial value.

Supervisors

  • Prof Karen Sykes
  • Dr Keir Martin

Research interests

Anthropology of finance and financial practice; economic anthropology; business anthropology; economic and financial history; political economy of finance and markets; pragmatics; substantivism; anthropology of value.

Education and career history

  • BA Corporate Communication 2006
  • MA Social Anthropology 2010
  • MA Anthropological Research 2012
  • During the years in-between, I worked as a qualified stockbroker at two retail stockbroking firms in Manchester

Contact details

Email: alexander.parkinson@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk