Anna Echterhölter is a visiting professor in the history of technology at the Technical University of Berlin. She previously taught at the Institute of Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt University of Berlin and held fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2008, 2015) and German Historical Institute in Washington, DC (2016). Her second book (forthcoming in 2017) conceptualizes the history of economic exchange from the perspective of measurement and metrology. Echterhölter is a co-founder of Ilinx magazine. Her research topics include, among others, standardization and colonialism, the history of quantification, rationing and planning, the media of subsistence, and the future of bureaucracy.