Caitlin Zaloom

Caitlin Zaloom

Speaker Profile

Caitlin Zaloom is a cultural anthropologist and Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She studies the culture of finance, technology, and economic life. Her latest book, Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, explores how the financial pressures of paying for college affect middle-class families. She tweets at @caitlinzaloom.

She is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Public Books and her work has been featured in outlets including the New York TimesThe AtlanticTime, NPR, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Times Higher Education. She has expertise in bringing scholarly ideas to a broad audience as well as making academic research accessible and applicable. You can see her speaking at Politics and Prose bookstore here.