Carolyn Hardin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Media and Culture & American Studies

Carolyn HardinDr. Hardin teaches courses on media representation, media criticism, consumer culture, and American culture.

Dr. Hardin’s research focuses on technology and culture in American finance, the political economy of fandom, and political rhetoric. She has published articles on topics including neoliberalism, visualization of individual retirement accounts, financial technology and arbitrage, and the racial dimensions of prepaid debit cards in Journal of Cultural Economy, American Quarterly, and Cultural Studies, among others. Her book on arbitrage and risk in US society, entitled Capturing Finance: Arbitrage and Social Domination, is forthcoming from Duke University Press in the summer of 2021.

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