Each quarter, Mergers and Acquisitions will feature a specific topic or theme, curated by one of our editors. The blog will then explore this theme through a number of different formats including podcasts, photo essays, interviews and roundtable discussions. We have an exciting slate in 2021 beginning with Aneil Tripathy’s collection on climate change. In the second quarter, Cindy Isenhour and her guests will focus on the economics of waste and discards. Ipshita Ghosh will draw upon her own work on entrepreneurship to focus a collection on enterprise this summer. Rounding out the year and opening up into 2022, Kelly McKowen will feature a series on employment and the state, and Jenny Huberman will curate content related to digital capitalism.
Mergers and Acquisitions is produced by the Society for Economic Anthropology. Our editorial team members are:
- Ipshita Ghosh
Ipshita is a doctoral candidate in the Anthropology Department at Syracuse University in New York. Her research focuses on entrepreneurs and startup spaces in India and the US, particularly the intersections of development, humanitarianism and ideas of enterprise.
- Jenny Huberman
Jenny is an associate professor of anthropology in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of Sociology. Her research interests are broad but here, she will be discussing issues surrounding capitalism in a digital age.
- Cindy Isenhour
Cindy is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. With expertise in economic and environmental anthropology, Cindy is specifically interested in the materials economy (production-consumption-disposal systems), discard studies, environmental justice, environmental policy and economic governance. She is also the current president of the Society for Economic Anthropology.
- Kelly McKowen
Kelly is an assistant professor at Southern Methodist University in Texas. His research and teaching interests include capitalism, the state, cash transfers, work, value, morality, ethnography, and contemporary Europe (particularly the Nordic countries).
- Aneil Tripathy
Aneil recently defended his dissertation on economic environmentalism, and is now a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bologna in Italy. His research interests include economic, urban, and environmental anthropology, transportation, and the anthropology of finance and development.