Caitlin Zaloom

Senior Fellow & Organizer of the NYLON Working Group

Caitlin Zaloom is a professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University who studies the cultural dimensions of finance, technology, urbanism, and economic life. Her latest book, Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, explores how the financial pressures to pay for college affect middle-class families. Zaloom is also author of Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London, co-editor of the recent volumes Antidemocracy in America and The Long YearA 2020 Reader, and founding editor of the Public Books, which was a 2021 finalist for a National Magazine Award. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and has been featured in The New York Review of Books, The New York TimesThe Atlantic, and The Chronicle of Higher Education among others.

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