Sarah Muir

Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College, Columbia University
Barnard College

Sarah Muir is Term Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her work examines the practical logics of economic investment, ethical evaluation, and political critique, with a particular focus on social class and financial crisis. Situated at the intersection of semiotic, political-economic, and historical anthropology, her research is grounded in ethnographic fieldwork in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently finishing a book manuscript entitled The Work of Suspicion: Engendering Capital, Routinizing Critique, which examines the consolidation of a national middle-class public in the aftermath of Argentina's 2001/2 financial crisis. She is also researching a new project called Corrupted Futures: Pension Politics, Financial Ethics, and the Reckoning of Kinship, which interrogates struggles over the restructuring of pension plans, conceptualized as key institutions of intergenerational investment and social obligation.