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 (under review). ‘Blinded by the slide: Ignorance and the commodification of services’. Critique of Anthropology.
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. 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. (forthcoming). ‘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.
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
Interview with BBC Radio 4. “Management consultants and contemporary capitalism” [forthcoming]
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.