Tom Boellstorff, anthropology professor, and Bill Maurer, anthropology and law professor and Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion director, have been named Wyse Visiting Professors by the University of Cambridge. For two weeks, beginning January 19, the anthropologists are holding master’s level classes and senior seminars at the campus in England on topics in digital media, society and finance.

Boellstorff joined the UCI faculty in 2002. He specializes in research on digital cultures and queer studies. He is the author of Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method and Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human, past editor of American Anthropologist and current co-editor, with Maurer, of Princeton Studies in Culture and Technology. Maurer joined the UCI faculty in 1996, specializing in research on money and finance and law and culture. In addition to previously listed roles, he is associate dean of graduate studies and research in the School of Social Sciences and co-director of the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing at UCI. His recent books include Pious Property: Islamic Mortgages in the United States and Mutual Life, Limited: Islamic Banking, Alternative Currencies, Lateral Reason.

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