Carolyn Hardin is assistant professor of Media and American Studies at Miami University in Ohio. Before earning a PhD in Communication Studies, Carolyn studied mathematics and finance. Her research uses cultural studies approaches to examine the culture of financial trading and risk assessment technologies in financial markets. She has written on the topics of neoliberalism, debt, retirement investing, value, financial technology, and arbitrage, and her work has appeared in journals including Cultural Studies, Journal of Cultural Economy, and American Quarterly. She currently serves as the Reviews and Commentary editor for the Journal of Cultural Economy.