Andrew Moon 

I am completing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research, where I am also a Teaching Fellow at Parsons.

My research covers the anthropology and social study of science and value creation. Currently, I am writing a dissertation that examines the development of insurance markets in south-east Asia with a focus on the role of earth and actuarial science in reinsurance and intermediary risk transfer financial service design. The dissertation draws on ethnographic research with scientists, service providers, and technicians across sites in Singapore, Indonesia, and Hong Kong.

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, sound and transmission arts, and design studies to graduate and undergraduate students in the US and Australia.

Previously, I worked on foreign investment and economic governance research projects for the Asian Development Bank and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and the Philippines. In New York, I have worked as a research associate at the design firm Terreform.



Co-authored article, “The ‘K’ in the Economy” with Janet Roitman. Public Seminar, September 2021. 

Teaching Fellowship, New Economies, Parsons, Fall 2021 

Dissertation Fellow, The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, 2021-22. 

Invited paper, Measuring the Earth discussion group, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Dept III, June 2021.

Doctoral Fellow, Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography, & Social Thought, 2020-21. 

Teaching Fellowship, Anthropologies in Sound: Animal, Energy, Machine, Eugene Lang College, Spring 2021.

Co-authored article on private equity and risk with Janet Roitman. Public Seminar, July 2020.

Convened a workshop on ethics in social and earth science research. Asian School of Environment. Singapore, June 2020.