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Dr Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

Subject Social Anthropology
Fellow type Postdoctoral By-Fellows
Year started 2018


Anna-Riikka Kauppinen is a social anthropologist and Research Associate at Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change, based at the Department of Social Anthropology. Her research addresses the formation of professional middle classes and the emergence of private sector companies in Ghana, with a focus on the daily labour and ethical discourse that characterise diverse pursuits of ‘professionalism’ in the capital Accra. She is currently embarking on a new project on West African owned private banks in Accra and Lagos with a focus on close social networks between banking institutions and Charismatic Pentecostal churches. The project starts from the premise of churches and banks as interconnected economic infrastructures and in so doing, seeks to illuminate the diversity of cultural formations of capital in the era of financialisation.