Felix Stein

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Background

Felix Stein is an economic anthropologist with a background in development. For his PhD at the University of Cambridge he conducted an ethnographic study of the work of German management consultants, which has been awarded “Best graduate student paper” in 2015 by the Society for Political and Legal Anthropology and “Best new book” as part of the 2016 LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology competition. For his postdoctoral research at Cambridge, he investigated the impact of academic anthropology on contemporary UK society. At the University of Edinburgh, he studies the World Bank's efforts at preventing the spread of epidemic disease, with a strong interest in the economic and financial logics that underpin it.

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