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Assistant Professor, Dr. Smoki Musaraj
(740) 597-2722
Bentley Annex 109


Ph.D.: New School for Social Research, 2012 


Scholarly Interests

Anthropology of Money and Value; Cash Economies; Bubbles and Crashes; Postsocialist Transformations; Corruption and the Rule of Law; Speculation in Construction; Southeast Europe; Albania


Selected Publications

(forthcoming) “Indicators, Global Expertise, and a Local Political Drama: Producing and Deploying Corruption Perception Surveys in Albania.” In The Quiet Power of Indicators: Measuring Development, Corruption, and Rule of Law.

2012 “Alternative Publics, Alternative Temporalities: Unofficial Collective Practices in Communist Albania.” In Albania: Family, Society and Culture in the 20th Century.

2011 “Tales from Albarado: The Materiality of Pyramid Schemes in Post-Socialist Albania.” Cultural Anthropology. 26(1): 84-110.

2009 “Passport Troubles: Social Tactics and Places of Informal Transactions in Postosocialist Albania.” Anthropology of East Europe Review. 27(2): 157-175

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