Stein, F. 2017 Work, sleep, repeat: The Abstract Labour of German Management Consultants. London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology. Bloomsbury: London. Read the book's introduction online or download the [PDF].
Peer reviewed articles & Book chapters
Stein, F. & D. Sridhar (under review) Back to the future? Health and the World Bank’s Human Capital Index. The British Medical Journal.
Stein F (forthcoming). ‘Blinded by the slide: Ignorance and the commodification of services’. Critique of Anthropology.
Stein F. 2019. 'Research directions on states and markets'. In Research Agenda in Economic Anthropology (ed) J. Carrier. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.
Stein, F. 2018. 'Selling speed - management consultants, acceleration and temporal angst'. PolAR - The Political and Legal Anthropology Review. 40(S1): 103-1017. [PDF]
Stein, F. 2018 'Boundary work – power and liminality in management consulting'. In New Directions in Elite Studies. (eds) Korsnes Olaf, Johan Heilbron, Felix Bühlmann and Mike Savage: 280-296. Routledge: London. [PDF]
Stein, F. 2017. 'Anthropology’s “impact” – a comment on audit and the unmeasurable nature of critique'. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 24(1): 10-29. [PDF]
Stein, F. & D. Sridhar 2017 'Health as ‘global public good’: Creating a market for pandemic risk?' The British Medical Journal.358: j3397. [PDF]
Eriksen, T. H. and F. Stein 2017 'Anthropology as counter-culture: an interview with Thomas Hylland Eriksen.' Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 23(1): 233-238. [PDF]
Stein, F. 2016 '"Anthropology needs to go mainstream" - An interview with Gillian Tett'. Anthropology Today 32(6): 27-29. [PDF]
Stein, F. (2019). ‘Neoliberalism from Below: Popular Pragmatics and Baroque Economies. Verónica Gago. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017, 288 pp., $25.95, paper. ISBN 978-0-8223-6912-7.’ Journal of Anthropological Research. 75(3): 426-428 [PDF]
Stein, F. 2017 'Stephen Gudeman, Anthropology and Economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 233, 2016.’ The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 35(1): 147-148. [PDF]
Stein, F. 2016 'James, Deborah. 2015. Money from nothing. Indebtedness and aspiration in South Africa. Stanford, CA: Stanford Univer- sity Press. 304pp. Pb.: US$25.95. ISBN: 9780804792677.’ Social Anthropology 24(1): 123-124. [PDF]
Selected public writing
Stein, F. 2018 ‘Editing Wikipedia as part of teaching public health?.’ globalhealthgovernance.org (Online at: http://globalhealthgovernance.org/blog/2018/11/19/editing-wikipedia-as-part-of-teaching-public-health).
Stein, F. 2018 'UK universities under siege'. PoLAR: Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Review (Online at: https://politicalandlegalanthro.org/2018/03/13/uk-universities-under-siege/).
Stein, F. 2018 ‘Human Capital and Global Health.’ globalhealthgovernance.org (Online at: http://globalhealthgovernance.org/blog/2018/5/5/human-capital-and-global-health).
Stark, F. 2018 'Die Welt ist nie so profitabel wie sie sein könnte [The world is never as profitable as it could be]'. Tonic: Das Magazin für * (Online at: https://www.tonic-magazin.de/artikel/unternehmensberatung-consulting-powerpoint-kapitalismus).
Stein, F. 2017 ‘The World Bank’s new pandemic insurance: A wise use of donor money?’ (Online at: http://globalhealthgovernance.org/blog/2017/10/9/the-world-banks-new-pandemic-insurance-a-wise-use-of-donor-money)
Stein, F. 2017 'So, what is the World Bank's business model?'. globalhealthgovernance.org (Online at: http://globalhealthgovernance.org/blog/2017/5/11/so-what-is-the-world-banks-business-model). [PDF]
Stein, F. 2017 'On the equal validity of methods in Global Health research'. globalhealthgovernance.org (Online at: http://globalhealthgovernance.org/blog/2017/4/13/a-comment-on-the-equal-validity-of-research-methods-in-global-health). [PDF]
Stein, F. 2017 '“Post-truth” and the social sciences'. globalhealthgovernance.org (Online at: http://globalhealthgovernance.org/blog/2017/3/15/post-truth-and-the-social-sciences) (reprint in PoLAR: Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Review). [PDF]
Stein, F. 2016 'Anthropology, Brexit and Xenophobia in Europe'. PoLAR: Association for Political and Legal Anthropology Review (Online at: https://politicalandlegalanthro.org/2016/06/28/anthropology-brexit-and-xenophobia-in-europe/) (reprint in Allegralab). [PDF]
Selected Talks and Conference papers
Interviewed for Richard Brooks’ BBC Radio 4 show “The Age of Consultancy” 02/09/2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts; Participant in the conference on: “Open Access for Anthropology: A Model for Universal OA” 24/04/2019
University of Edinburgh: Healthy and Sustainable Futures Exhibition: “Water and Cholera in Haiti” 02/04/2019. Details available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/healthy-and-sustainable-futures-dr-felix-stein-on-his-research-in-haiti-tickets-54967834272?aff=ebapi
Brocher Foundation, Geneva. Chair of the panel discussion on : ‘The World Bank’s Economic Lens on Healthcare’. Part of the conference on ‘Disrupting Global Health Narratives: Alternative Perspectives on the World Bank’s Influence on Global Health Governance.’ 22/01/2019
Max Planck Cambridge Centre for the Study of Ethics, Human Economy and Social Change (Max-Cam), Podcast Interview 18/01/2019. Available at: http://maxcam.socanth.cam.ac.uk/index.php/2019/01/18/maxcamthropod-ii-felix-stein/
University of Cambridge, Department of Social Anthropology, Senior Research Seminars, 'Collaborating with elites? Re-considering research ethics in a corporate context' 19/10/2018
Max Planck Cambridge Centre for the Study of Ethics, Human Economy and Social Change (Max-Cam), Book Symposium: 'Work Sleep Repeat: The Abstract Labour of German Management Consultants' 18/10/2018
American Anthropological Association (AAA), Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 'Collaborating with Elites? Re-considering research ethics in corporate contexts'. Panel: Ethnography in Elite White-Collar Contexts: Methods, Access, and Privilege when "Studying Up" . 02/12/2017
London School of Economics and University of Kent conference on Anthropology and Wilful Blindness, 'Profitable Uncertainty and Wilful Blindness'. 16/06/2017-17/06/2017
University of Edinburgh, Usher Institute, Global Health Conference 'Ebola Bonds? The World Bank’s current financial activities around pandemic preparedness' 26/05/2017
University of Edinburgh, Usher Institute, Research Seminar 'A closer look at management consultants in healthcare' 18/05/2017
University of Bergen, Egalitarianism and Anthropology Working Group, 'Selves and Commodities - The moral economy of business consultants' 24/03/2017
University of Bergen, Senior Anthropology Research Seminar, 'Profitable Uncertainty' 23/03/2017
University of Cambridge, Social Anthropology Society, 'Selves and Commodities - The moral economy of business consultants' 22/02/2017
EASA Biennial Conference, Milan,'Selves and Commodities - The moral economy of business consultants' 20/07/2016.
Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPM), 'Economies of Legitimacy' 12/05/2016.
London School of Economics, Anthropology Student Away Day, 'Economies of Legitimacy' 17/02/2016.
London School of Economics, Inequalities Conference, 'Economies of Legitimacy' 27/11/2015.
American Anthropological Association (AAA), Annual Meeting, Denver, 'Permanent Urgency' 19/07/2015.
University of Cambridge, Clareity Research Symposium, Clare College, Cambridge, 'The tragedy of time management' 12/03/2015.
University of Warwick, Research Seminar, 'The tragedy of time management' 21/01/2015.