Marion Fourcade

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Research Interests: 
Economic sociology, culture, political sociology, comparative methods, knowledge and science
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(510) 642-9855 (ISSI)
Curriculum Vitae: 

Marion Fourcade received her PhD from Harvard University (2000) and taught at New York University and Princeton University before joining the Berkeley sociology department in 2003. A comparative sociologist by training and taste, she is interested in variations in economic and political knowledge and practice across nations. Her first book, Economists and Societies (Princeton University Press 2009), explored the distinctive character of the discipline and profession of economics in three countries. She is now working on a second book, tentatively called Measure for Measure: Social Ontologies of Classificationwhich examines the cultural and institutional logic of what we may call “national classificatory styles” across a range of empirical domains.  Current studies for this book include environmental valuation, the digitization of books and the classification of wines in France and the United States. Other ongoing research focuses on the moral underpinnings and moral consequences of economic processes and technologies; new forms of social stratification in the digital economy (with Kieran Healy); the comparative study of political organization (with Evan Schofer and Brian Lande); the microsociology of courtroom exchanges (with Roi Livne); the sociology of economics (with Yann Algan and Etienne Ollion).

Fourcade is also an Associate Fellow of the Max Planck-Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (Maxpo).

Representative Publications: 



2009 Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s-1990s (Princeton University Press)

Selected articles