Adrian Wilson

PhD Student, Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Designated Emphasis in STS
Advisor(s)Aihwa Ong
Degrees M.Sc. Social Anthropology :: London School of Economics (2016)
M.A. Economics :: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2015)
M.A. Geography :: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2008)

Research Areas

I study the ways in which economists shape our society. My dissertation research is an ethnographic study of academic development economists in the United States. I’m interested in how economics produces its object of study, and the impact of that process of production on our societies.

I spent most of my childhood in the East Bay, in addition to Québec and Germany. My academic studies have been diverse, but have centered on political economy, social theory, and development studies. Out of college I spent two years starting a 501(c)(3) housing cooperative in South Berkeley, and after my first graduate program I worked for four years as a climate campaigner and researcher with Rainforest Action Network and the Earth Island Institute.

last updated: February 20th, 2018