Carolyn Hardin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Media and Communication & American Studies

Carolyn Hardin

Carolyn Hardin holds a Ph.D. in communication and cultural studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She teaches courses on media representation, media criticism, consumer culture, and American culture. Her research focuses on technology and culture in American finance, the political economy of fandom, and political rhetoric.

She has published articles on topics including neoliberalism, visualization of individual retirement accounts, financial technology and arbitrage, and the racial dimensions of prepaid debit cards in Journal of Cultural Economy, American Quarterly, and Cultural Studies, among others.

Her book on arbitrage and risk in US society, entitled Capturing Finance: Arbitrage and Social Domination, is forthcoming from Duke University Press in the summer of 2021.


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