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Goldsmiths, University of London
I’m currently working as a research fellow as part of the 'Gambling in Europe' project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) to explore questions about gambling and the commercialisation of risk in Europe. Within this collaborative project, my specific research is focusing on the misunderstood relationship between trading and gambling. For this reason, I’m both interested in the everyday lives of investors/traders (professionals and non-professionals), the retail financial industry, the products they offer (especially trading online platforms), financial regulation and the history of financial services in the UK and Europe. In relation to this particular environment, I will explore questions about money, time, technology, morality, uncertainty/risk, luck, work and consumption.
My previous research which I carried out for my doctorate thesis between 2006 and 2010 was about Chinese casino players in London. It was jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF). I explored then how the practice of casino gambling was specific to the wider perspective and unequal conditions of Chinese individuals’ lives in the UK and also how it was defined by their experiences of other risk-taking activities such as migration, doing business, working in the informal economy or trading. Through this particular context, I also developed questions relating to temporality, money, greed, luck, agency, individualism, exchange, uncertainty/risk, migration and entrepreneurship.
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