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Marcin Serafin

Marcin Serafin

is an assistant professor and the head of the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a research associate of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He is the recipient of the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievement awarded by Max Planck Society for his doctoral dissertation, which investigated the labor practices of Warsaw taxi drivers in order to theorise the role of social time in the economy. His research interests include sociological theory, temporal order of markets, digital platforms, and human ecology. He has published in the European Journal of Sociology and in Sociological Theory.

Marta Olcoń-Kubicka

Marta Olcoń-Kubicka

is an economic sociologist and a researcher in the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her work focuses on cultural analyses of economic life and on ethnographic research into monetary practices in households. She was a principal investigator in the project “Practices of handling money in close relationships in young family households” (2014-2017). She is currently leading a research project “Intergenerational transactions: Relational work and moral frames in transfers of wealth from parents to their adult children” (2019-2021). She has published in the Journal of Cultural Economy and in Polish Sociological Review.

Mateusz Halawa

Mateusz Halawa

is a researcher in the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Trained in sociology and cultural anthropology, he focuses on ethnographic research into the social worlds of money and finance. Since 2015 he has served as the head of social sciences and humanities at the School of Form, a design program in Poznań. He is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at the New School for Social Research in New York, where he worked at the intersection of design, ethnography, and social thought. He has published in Cultural Studies and the Journal of Cultural Economy, among other places, exploring the culture and currency of mortgage credit in Poland and the moralities of digitized domestic calculations. Google Scholar ResearchGate LinkedIn