November 12, 2002

· Sociology

Nicholas Kristof has an Op-Ed piece about organ sales in the Times today. Exchange in human blood and organs is a subject near and dear to my, uh, heart. I wrote my dissertation about it. I have to go teach a class in five minutes, but if you have time to waste you can read a draft paper of mine called Sacred Markets and Secular Ritual in the Organ Transplant Industry that’s relevant to Kristof’s piece.

Op-Eds like this are really good for an Assistant Professor’s anxiety level, by the way. Must finish my book faster! Must finish my book faster! Argh. It’s about half-way revised at the moment.

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I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.

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