Canay Özden-Schilling studies the making of contemporary markets. Her dissertation project is an anthropological study of the electricity markets in the United States. She focuses on the engineering work that adapts neoclassical economic theories into technological infrastructures and concretizes marketplaces. More broadly, her economic anthropology interests include the dissemination and vernacularization of economics across society.
Canay holds an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University and a B.A. in Political Science from Bogazici University, Istanbul. She is a speaker of French and Turkish, and an advanced student of Arabic. She practices ethnographic filmmaking and frequently contributes to periodicals.
economic anthropology; electricity markets; energy; infrastructures