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reading-pessoaI am a Lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London. Since 2012 I have been Principal Investigator of an European Research Council (ERC) funded project, “Economics in the Public Sphere”. With a team of scholars from the social sciences and history, I am researching the communication of economic knowledge since 1945.

The two main subjects of my research are political movements in economics and the communication of economic knowledge and statistics. On the first subject I have been mainly interested in the resurgence of the Left in 1960s and 1970s North America and how it enacted new ways to think the economy, expertise and social engagement. On the second topic I have focused primarily on business magazines and how they straddle the worlds of print and business accommodating and anticipating transformations in American corporate capitalism. Besides these topics, I have occasionally written on methodology and the funding of the social sciences.

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