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Book Talk | Ariel Wilkis and Mariana Luzzi |The Dollar: How the US Dollar Became a Popular Currency in Argentina

04/19 Friday | 12pm

Join the Institute for Public Knowledge and the Race and Public Space Working Group for a book talk on The Dollar: How the US Dollar Became a Popular Currency in Argentina with authors Ariel Wilkis and Mariana Luzzi, on April 19th at 12:00 PM.

Ariel Wilkis received a PhD from EHESS (Paris). He is a professor at Universidad de San Martin, dean in its School of Interdisciplinary Advanced Social Studies, and a researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET). His research interests include money and morality, social and cultural history of global currencies, relations between sovereign and ordinary debts, and the social and political experience of inflation. He is the author of Las Sospechas Del Dinero (Paidos, 2013), The Moral Power Of Money (Stanford UP, 2017) and coauthor of The Dollar: How the US Dollar Became a Popular Currency in Argentina (University of New Mexico Press, 2023). His book Moral Power of Money won the Honorable Mention in the best book award of the Economic Sociology Section, American Sociological Association (2018)

Mariana Luzzi is a researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) and Associate Professor of Sociology at the Interdisciplinary School of Advanced Social Studies (EIDAES), University of San Martín (Argentina). She is author of Réinventer le marché? Les clubs de troc face à la crise en Argentine (L’Harmattan, 2003), co-author of Rompecabezas. Transformaciones de la estructura social argentina (Ediciones UNGS-Biblioteca Nacional, 2008) and The Dollar: How the US Dollar Became a Popular Currency in Argentina (University of New Mexico Press, 2023). She has also published several articles about sociology of money, including contributions on economic crisis and alternative currencies in Argentina.

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