Lecturer in Social Anthropology and International Development, University of East Anglia
I am a social anthropologist whose research interests include Papua New Guinea, global prediction markets, politics, gambling, money, corruption and number.
I wrote a book about gambling in Papua New Guinea, there gambling has become a field in which economically marginalized people get very creative with money, and try to take charge of their destiny against insurmountable odds.
My current research project is on political gambling and prediction markets as capitalism-friendly technologies for capturing the future. The research is at an early stage and I have not drawn any conclusions.
Nov 23, 2022 05:04 am UTC| Politics
During the month leading up to the US midterm elections, talk of a commanding Republican victory went from a red wave to a red tsunami. The Republicans were on for the win. The polls and gambling markets, or so-called...