27 Jan 2014
Elena Esposito teaches Sociology of Communication at the Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia. Having studied Political Sciences and Philosophy with Umberto Eco at the Università di Bologna, she gained her doctorate with Niklas Luhmann for her dissertation entitled Die Operation der Beobachtung. She held a research fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung at the Free University of Berlin, and a position as visiting professor at the University of Vienna. In 2001, she habilitated at Bielefeld University and received her Italian “idoneità” in Sociology. She published many works on the theory of social systems, media theory and the sociology of financial markets. Recent publications include The Future of Futures: The Time of Money in Financing and Society (2011); “The structures of uncertainty: performativity and unpredictability in economic operations”, Economy and Society, 42 (2013); and Die Fiktion der wahrscheinlichen Realität (2007).