Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.132
E-mail: ds.mpp@cbs.dk

My work seeks to understand how the practitioners and practices of contemporary finance allocate wealth and poverty as well as structure human societies. I’ve done field work in the United States on private equity investing as well as on the creation of employee owned companies. I’m currently a member of the AlgoFinance project studying the ways that algorithmic trading is reshaping financial markets. In addition to this, I’m interested in the ways in which belief and values shape political systems.

Primary research areas
  • Cultures of Finance and Financialization
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Applied Anthropology and Research Methods
  • Economic and Political Anthropology
  • The Creation and Destruction of Social Inequality


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Selected publications

Daniel Souleles / Songs of Profit, Songs of Loss : Private Equity, Wealth, and Inequality. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press 2019, 264 p. (Anthropology of Contemporary North America)

Daniel Souleles / Don't Mix Paxil, Viagra, and Xanax : What Financiers' Jokes Say about Inequality. In: Economic Anthropology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2017, p. 107–119

Daniel Souleles / Another Workplace Is Possible : Learning to Own and Changing Subjectivities in American Employee Owned CompIn: Critique of Anthropology, 3.4.2019

Daniel Souleles / The Distribution of Ignorance on Financial Markets In: Economy and Society, 3.12.2019

Daniel Souleles / How to Study People Who Do Not Want to be Studied : Practical Reflections on Studying Up. In: PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Vol. 41, No. S1, 9.2018, p. 51-68


Publications sorted by:
Daniel Souleles / Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wives, Hide Your Beds : Marriage, Law, and Changing Social Norms in the United States.
In: PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Vol. 44, No. 1, 5.2021, p. 286-294
Review > peer review
Daniel Souleles / How to Think About People Who Don't Want to be Studied : Further Reflections on Studying Up .
In: Critique of Anthropology, Vol. 41, No. 3, 9.2021, p. 206-226
Journal article > peer review
Matthew Archer; Daniel Souleles / Introduction : Ethnographies of Power and the Powerful.
In: Critique of Anthropology, Vol. 41, No. 3, 9.2021, p. 195-205
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Scott Souleles / Private Equity
In: The Routledge Handbook of Critical Finance Studies. ed. /Christian Borch; Robert Wosnitzer. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 211-227 (Routledge International Handbooks)
Book chapter > peer review
Michael Scroggins; Daniel Souleles / The Allure of Prizes : How Contests Trap Us in Competitive Relationships.
In: Competition: What It Is and Why It Happens. . ed. /Stefan Arora-Jonsson; Nils Brunsson; Raimund Hasse; Katarina Lagerström. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2021, p. 147-161
Book chapter > peer review
Daniel Souleles / Another Workplace Is Possible : Learning to Own and Changing Subjectivities in American Employee Owned Companies.
In: Critique of Anthropology, Vol. 40, No. 1, 3.2020, p. 28-48
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Souleles / Knotty Financiers : A Comparative Take on Finance, Value, and Inequality.
In: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Vol. 59, 9.2020
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Souleles / Trading Options and the Unattainable Dream : Some Reflections on Semiotic Ideologies.
In: Signs and Society, Vol. 8, No. 2, 3.2020, p. 243-261
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Souleles; Kristian Bondo Hansen / Can They all be ‘Shit-heads’? : Learning to be a Contrarian Investor.
In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 12, No. 6, 12.2019, p. 491-507
Journal article > peer review
Daniel Souleles / Kissing Frogs : Do Psychologists and Bankers Live in Different Worlds?.
In: Ethnos, 26.12.2019
Journal article > peer review
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