Platform Power

21/04/2022 17:00

Department of Political Science and International Relations Lecture Series will host Prof. Kathleen Thelen (MIT).

Kathleen Thelen is Ford Professor of Political Science at MIT and a permanent external member of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Her work centers on the origins, evolution, and contemporary political economies of the rich democracies. Her most recent book (co-edited with Jacob Hacker, Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, and Paul Pierson) is The American Political Economy: Politics, Markets, and Power (Cambridge University Press, 2022). Her awards include the Friedrich Schiedel Prize for Politics & Technology (2021), the Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Prize (2019); the Barrington Moore Book Prize (2015), and the American Political Science Association's Best Book Award (2005). She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy. Her current work focuses on the American political economy and on the political economy of platform capitalism.

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