Anti-austerity on the far right
Melinda Cooper

The ascendancy of finance
Joseph Vogl

Melinda Cooper is Associate Professor in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on the broad areas of social studies of finance, biomedical economies, neoliberalism, and the new social conservatisms. She is the author of Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era (University of Washington Press, 2008), Clinical Labor: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy (Duke University Press, 2014), and Family Values: Between Neoliberalism and the New Social Conservatism (MIT Press, 2017). She is one of the editors of the Journal of Cultural Economy, and of the Stanford University Press book series Currencies: New Thinking for Financial Times (with Martijn Konings).

Joseph Vogl is Professor of Modern German Literature, Cultural and Media Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Permanent Visiting Professor of German at Princeton University. He is author of over one hundred articles and book chapters on German literature, literary and media theory, and the history of knowledge and political thought. His recent books in English include The Specter of Capital (Stanford University Press, 2015) and The Ascendancy of Finance (Polity, 2017).