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Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra

Associate Professor of Sociology

Juan Pablo Pardo Guerra received his BSc in physics from UNAM (Mexico) and his PhD in science and technology studies from the University of Edinburgh. His research explores the connections between markets, cultures and technologies. Combining theoretical insights from economic sociology and science and technology studies, he has conducted historical research on the automation of stock exchanges, the development of national financial infrastructures, and the emergence of algorithmic and high frequency trading. He is currently working on a book, tentatively entitled The Orders of Finance, which examines the moral, political and organizational struggles that were central to the automation of modern stock markets. He is additionally interested in studying the consequences of standardized quality evaluation exercises on career structures and research practices as well as the role of knowledge and information infrastructures in contemporary societies, including discussions about the challenges and possibilities of ‘big data’.