Carolyn Hardin, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Media and Culture & American Studies

Carolyn HardinCarolyn Hardin is Assistant Professor of Media & Culture in MJF and American Studies in GIC. Her research combines cultural studies and political economy approaches to examine the culture of finance. Her teaching focuses on rethinking conceptions of representation and technology in media studies and on the relationship between debt and American culture. She has written on the topics of neoliberalism, debt, retirement investing, value, financial technology and arbitrage and her work has appeared in journals including Cultural Studies, Journal of Cultural Economy and American Quarterly. Her current book project entitled Money Machines: A Critique of Finance examines the history and culture of the obscure financial trading technique known as arbitrage. Her current research project focuses on the contemporary crisis of representation in popular and financial contexts.