The U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg celebrates Women’s History Month
and invites you to a lecture by Melissa Fisher, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University
Chances and Challenges for Female Entrepreneurs in the New Digital Workforce
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 19:00-21:00 Uhr
Forum Finkenau (Gebäude B)
HAW Hamburg, Kunst- und Mediencampus
Melissa Fisher, a cultural anthropologist, is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in cultural anthropology at Columbia University, and her B.A. at Barnard College. She teaches courses in urban culture, finance, and feminism. Her re-search is situated in the interdisciplinary fields of American Studies, Urban Studies, and Gender and Sex-uality Studies as well as Anthropology and Sociology. Her work links insights from critical social theory with ethnographic research. Her first book, Wall Street Women (Duke University Press, 2012), ethno-graphically examines how the first cohort of women in finance enacted market feminisms – incorporat-ing tenets of liberal feminism such as equal rights into Wall Street institutions. Fisher has published book chapters and in journals including City and Society, Collaborative Anthropologies, and Globalizations. She is also the co-editor of Frontiers of Capitalism: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy (Duke Press, 2006). Her research has been profiled by The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the BBC and NPR. Her writings have appeared in publications such as Bloomberg, Bill Moyer’s Group Think, and Truthout. She also appeared in the 2014 documentary Makers: Women in Business. She has received grants and fellowships, including awards from the Alfred Sloan Foundation and the Institute for Advance Study at Lancaster University. She is currently engaged in a new research project on entrepre-neurship, alternative economies, and new forms of racial and gendered activism, based on fieldwork in New York City and Berlin.
Gemeinschaftsveranstaltung von The U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg, American Women’s Club of Hamburg, Zentrum GenderWissen, HAW, Landesfrauenrat.