14th Annual Critical Finance Studies Conference

This conference is one of a series of conferences that seeks to engage finance in new and critical ways. Although critical attention is regularly devoted to finance, it generally takes the form of a call for transparency, or the systemic repair and the restructuring of the market. While finance is clearly a societal domain ridden with crisis, our sense of critique embraces the possibility of risky confrontations with the external powers that drive finance, as well as with internal, ethical combats that impact on the critic’s own situation within academic discourses on finance. This conference also addresses the relationship of the critic to finance and to discourses on finance, including received values, moral codes, authoritarian knowledge, good will, and implicit presuppositions as to how these function in the contemporary market. Topics addressed at this conference include precarious labour and the university, finance and biodiversity, finance and fintech, accounting practices, finance and education, and financialization and the state.