Dr Kimberly Chong
Trained in economics, sociology and anthropology, Kimberly is an expert on emerging economic formations in contemporary China, and processes of financialisation and financial decision-making. She has recently been awarded a research grant by the Institute of New Economic Thinking to write her first book, provisionally titled, Managing Uncertainty in post-Mao China: An Anthropology of Financialisation. She has a broad range of research interests, including: the anthropology of markets, consumption, financial psychology, corporate ethics, modes of reasoning and calculation, and science studies.
Kimberly completed her PhD in the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her thesis examines the practices and logics of financialisation being disseminated by a global management consultancy in contemporary China. As part of her doctoral research she carried out 16 months of fieldwork inside a global management consultancy, and interviewed over 80 China based professionals in the consulting and outsourcing industries.
She has been a visiting scholar to New York University and is a member of the research group, ‘Cultures of Finance’ at the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York. She holds a MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics and Sociology from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge.