Anthropologist Dissects Wall Street Culture for Yinger Lecture

For the wheelers and dealers on Wall Street, "What were they thinking during the meltdown?" is answered from an anthropologist's viewpoint Monday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Albion College's Bobbitt Auditorium. This presentation by University of Minnesota anthropologist Karen Ho serves as the College's 2013 Yinger Lecture.

Ho is a specialist in cultural studies of finance and capital. Her research has been based on time spent within the walls of many major financial firms, including Morgan Stanley. She currently teaches anthropology at the University of Minnesota.

The annual Yinger Lecture is given in honor of the many members of the Yinger family who are graduates of Albion College. The Rev. Emma Bancroft (class of 1904) and George Daniel Yinger (class of 1904) were the parents of six Albion College alumni. The lectureship was established by many families and friends, in order to sponsor distinguished lecturers in religion, drama, English literature, history, and sociology.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anthropology and Sociology Department Secretary Belinda Hale, or 517/629-0414.