Arjun Appadurai

Arjun Appadurai is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and is also Visiting Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for 2016–17. He is the author of numerous books and articles on materiality, empire, globalization, and cities. Appadurai is the editor of a major collection on The Social Life of Things (1986) and his most recent book is Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance (2015).