cbompp

Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Christian
Borch
Professor
,
PhD


Room: POR/18.B-2.143
Tel:
+4538153627
E-mail: cbo.mpp@cbs.dk
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Research directories and social medias
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Crowds
  • Political sociology
  • Economic sociology
  • Architecture and urban space
  • Social theory (e.g. Gabriel Tarde, Nikas Luhmann, Peter Sloterdijk, Michel Foucault)
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Presentation

My research centres on economic sociology, especially new developments within algorithmic finance (including high-frequency trading). I have a long-standing interest in how particular forms of knowledge, in the form of scholarly semantics, have political effects. I have examined this in studies of crime semantics (my PhD) and crowd semantics, the latter culminating with my award-winning book, The Politics of Crowds: An Alternative History of Sociology (Cambridge UP, 2012). In addition to this, I am interested in architecture and urban sociology, in particular in issues relating to atmospheres and atmospheric politics.

Courses
  • Politik, stat og kommunikation' (cand.soc. programme in Political Management and Communication)
  • Theories of Contemporary Society I', BA programme in Business Administration and Sociology
Supervision
  • I supervise MA and PhD students within my research areas.
Selected publications
  • The Politics of Crowds: An Alternative History of Sociology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Niklas Luhmann (Key Sociologists). London and New York: Routledge, 2011.
  • 'Body to Body: On the Political Anatomy of Crowds', Sociological Theory 27(3), 2009: 271–90.
  • 'Foam architecture: managing co-isolated associations', Economy and Society 37(4), 2008: 548–71.
  • ‘Crowds and economic life: bringing an old figure back in’, Economy and Society 36(4), 2007: 549–73.
Publications & dissemination
2017
Christian Borch / Algorithmic Finance and (Limits to) Governmentality : On Foucault and High-frequency Trading.
In: Le Foucaldien, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017, p. 1-17
Journal article
Christian Borch; Ann-Christina Lange / High-frequency Trader Subjectivity : Emotional Attachment and Discipline in an Era of Algorithms.
In: Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2017, p. 283-306
Journal article
Christian Borch / Le Bon, Gustave
In: The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. ed. /Bryan S. Turner; Chang Kyung-Sup; Cynthia F. Epstein; Peter Kivisto; J. Michael Ryan; William Outhwaite. Cheltenham : Wiley-Blackwell 2017 (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Vol. 1)
Encyclopedia chapter
Christian Borch; Ann-Christina Lange / Market Sociality : Mirowski, Shiller and the Tension Between Mimetic and Anti-mimetic Market Features.
In: Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2017, p. 1197-1212
Journal article
Christian Borch / Mass Society
In: The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. ed. /Bryan S. Turner; Chang Kyung-Sup; Cynthia F. Epstein; Peter Kivisto; J. Michael Ryan; William Outhwaite. Cheltenham : Wiley-Blackwell 2017 (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Vol. 1)
Encyclopedia chapter
Christian Borch / Tensional Individuality : A Reassessment of Gabriel Tarde’s Sociology.
In: Distinktion, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2017, p. 153-172
Journal article
2016
Christian Borch / Crowd Mediation : On Media and Collective Dynamics.
In: Social Media - New Masses. ed. /Inge Baxmann; Timon Beyes; Claus Pias. Zürich : diaphanes AG 2016, p. 23-34
Book chapter
Christian Borch / High-frequency Trading, Algorithmic Finance, and the Flash Crash : Reflections on Eventalization.
In: Economy and Society, Vol. 45, No. 3-4, 2016, p. 350-378
Journal article
Christian Borch / Peter Sloterdijk
In: Kulturteori og kultursociologi. ed. /Bjørn Schiermer. København : Hans Reitzel 2016, p. 365-384
Book chapter
2015
Christian Borch / Foucault, Crime and Power : Problematisations of Crime in the Twentieth Century.
Abingdon : Routledge 2015, 190 p.
Book
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