Andrew Moon 

I am completing a Ph.D. in Anthropology at The New School, where I am also a Teaching Fellow at Parsons. My research covers the anthropology and social study of science, sound, and finance. Currently, I am writing a dissertation that examines the role of earth and actuarial science in risk transfer financial service design. The dissertation draws on ethnographic research with scientists, reinsurance service providers, and field technicians across sites in Singapore, Indonesia, and Hong Kong to raise questions about the practice and recent history of value creation. 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, social theory, and sound and transmission arts to undergraduate and graduate students in the US and Australia. 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. In New York, I have worked as a research associate at the design firm Terreform and collaborated with Wave Farm in upstate NY.