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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Social Sciences Institute at the University of Lisbon. My ethnography, Materializing Poverty: How the Poor Transform their Lives (2013, Altamira) explores how residents of a Santo Domingo squatter settlement draw upon their material environment and possessions to alter their circumstances. I completed my PhD at the University of Sydney with a thesis on poverty and materiality. I then lectured there full-time for three years. Since 2010 I have been conducting research on mobile phones, mobile money and mobility in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and in 2012 some of our mobile money objects were exhibited in the Citi Money Gallery in the British Museum. I am also a co-founder and Editor at PopAnth: Hot Buttered Humanity.
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, ethnography, other
Area(s) of Expertise
Financial behaviour, technology use, mobile money, consumption, poverty, media use
Most Recent Degree
Current Area of Employment