Felix Stein,

Postdoctorate Research Fellow


Felix Stein is an economic anthropologist with a background in development. For his PhD at the University of Cambridge he conducted an ethnographic study of the work of German management consultants. The resulting manuscript argued that white collar labour is getting increasingly abstract, and investigated the effects that this has on knowledge, power, temporality, certainty and conceptions of morality. Felix's work has been awarded “Best graduate student paper” by the Society for Political and Legal Anthropology and “Best new book” as part of the 2016 LSE Monographs on Social Anthropology competition. For his postdoctoral research at Cambridge, he investigated the impact of academic anthropology on contemporary UK society. At the University of Edinburgh, his work will focus on the World Bank's efforts at preventing the spread of public health epidemics. More at www.felixstein.net