Andrew Moon

I am completing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at The New School. I have research interests across the earth sciences, environmental history, low-frequency sound and transmission arts, and studies of financial technology, reinsurance, and capital markets in Southeast Asia. My dissertation documents the work of earth and actuarial scientists involved in different stages of risk transfer financial service design. It draws on ethnographic fieldwork in Singapore and Indonesia to raise questions about the recent history of value creation from weather and environmental knowledge since the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami. I have been fortunate to receive support from the Social Science Research Council’s IDRF program, The Wenner-Gren Foundation, and The New School’s GIDEST and Heilbroner Fellowships. As a university teacher, I have designed and taught courses on anthropological theory and methods, science studies, design, social theory, and sound studies to undergraduate and graduate students at Eugene Lang College and Parsons. I enjoy teaching and am passionate about helping students to develop their analytical and creative interests. Previously, I worked on economic governance and foreign investment research projects for the Asian Development Bank and ASEAN in Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, and Vietnam and interned with Accenture’s systems integration and technology consulting in Australia. In New York, I coordinate the Platform Economies Research Network and have worked as a research associate at the design firm Terreform. 

moona071@newschool.edu