Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra
Department of Sociology,
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
PhD Science and Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh. 2010
MSc Science in Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh. 2006
BSc Physics. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. 2005
2. Academic Appointments
2021- Associate Director
Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego
2020- Associate Professor
Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego
2015-2020 Assistant Professor,
Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego
2016- Honorary Fellow,
School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh
2015- Research Associate,
Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics
2014-2015 Visiting Researcher – NUCEC,
Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
2010-2015 Lecturer in Sociology (Assistant Professor),
Department of Sociology, London School of Economics
2009-2010 Seasonal Lecturer,
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
2004-2005 Researcher, Programa de Ciencia y Tecnologia, El Colegio de Mexico.
Graduate: UCSD: Theories/Practice of Big Data; Social Research Methods. LSE: Economic Sociology; Sociology of Markets; Risk Regulation and Economic Life; Risk Governance: a Sociological Approach; Technology, Power and Knowledge. Edinburgh: Understanding Technology
Undergrad: UCSD: Economy & Society; Data & Society. LSE: Social Research Methods; Sociological Project. Edinburgh: Doing Survey Research; Science and Society 1b: Nature and the Environment.
2014-2015 Bolsa de Pesquisador Visitante, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.
2012-2017 Evaluation Practices in Financial Markets. European Research Council (with D. MacKenzie [PI], I. Hardie, J. Clunie and A. Preda; €2,175,000).
2012-13 Technological Change in Modern finance. STICERD (£1,975).
2005-2006 Scholarship. Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Technologia (£50,000).
2023/24 The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Machine Learning (Co-Editor, Oxford University Press)
2022 The Quantified Scholar: How Research Evaluations Transformed the British Social Sciences (Columbia University Press)
2019 Automating Finance: Infrastructures, Engineers, and the Making of Electronic Markets (Cambridge University Press)
2023 ‘The extended computational case method: a framework for research design’ Sociological Methods and Research (w/ P. Pahwa)
2020 ‘Where are the market devices? Exploring the links between regulation, markets, and technology at the Securities and Exchange Commission, 1935-2010′ Theory and Society 49, 245–276
2019 ‘Cultures of care? Animals and science in Britain‘ (w/C. Friese & N. Nuyts) British Journal of Sociology
2017 ‘Mercados como espelho‘ Tempo Social 29(1): 150-164
2014 ‘Insurgent Capitalism: Insurgent capitalism: Island, bricolage and the re-making of finance’ Economy & Society (w/ D. MacKenzie) 43(2): 153-182.
2013 ‘Priceless Calculations: Reappraising the Sociotechnical Appendages of Art’ European Societies 15(2): 196-211
2012 ‘Drilling Through the Allegheny Mountains: Liquidity, Materiality and High Frequency Trading’ Journal of Cultural Economy 5(3): 279-296 (w/ D. MacKenzie, D. Beunza and Y. Millo).
2011 ‘How Much for the Michelangelo? Calculation, Commoditization and Finitism in the Secondary Art Market’ Cultural Sociology 5(2): 207-223
2011 ‘Mapping Emergence Across the Atlantic: Some (Tentative) Lessons on Nanotechnology in Latin America’ Technology in Society 33(1-2): 94-108
2010 ‘Creating Flows of Interpersonal Bits: the Automation of the London Stock Exchange, c. 1955-1990’ Economy & Society 38(1): 84-109
2010 ‘Market Efficiency and Learning in an Artificial Stock Market: a Perspective from Neo-Austrian Economics’ Journal of Empirical Finance 17(4): 668-688
2005 ‘Nanotechnology and the International Regime on Chemical and Biological Weapons’ Nanotechnology, Law & Business, 2(55)
5.3 Book chapters
2019. ‘What is a ‘Real’ Transaction? Infrastructures, Relations, and Spoofing in High-Frequency Trading’ in Neiburg, F. and Guyer, J. The Real Economy: Essays in Ethnographic Theory. HAU/University of Chicago Press
2019 ‘Inventing the Future through Money—Images of Monetization in Nineteenth-Century American Patents’ in Dodd, N. and Neiburg, F. A Cultural History of Money vol. 5. Bloombury
2013 ‘Trillions Out of Ones and Zeros: the Sociology of Finance Encounters the Digital Age’ in Orton-Johnson, K and Prior, N (eds.) Digital Sociology: Critical Perspectives Palgrave: Basingstoke
2012 ‘Financial Automation: Past, Present and Future’ in Knorr, K and Preda, A (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Finance Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 567-586
2010 ‘The Automated House: the Digitalization of the London Stock Exchange, 1955-1986’ in Batiz-Lazo, B., Maixe-Altes, JC. and Thomes, P. (eds.) Technological Innovation in Retail Finance : International Historical Perspectives, Routledge: London, pp. 197-220
2004 ‘Adaptation in the Presence of Exogenous Information in an Artificial Financial Market’ in Third Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag: Berlin (w/ JL. Gordillo, and C. Stephens)
2012 ‘Structured Interviews with Computer-Based Traders’ Foresight Project on the Future of Computer-Based Trading in Finance UK government Office for Science (w/ D. Beunza and Y. Millo).
2010 ‘Impersonal Efficiency and the Dangers of a Fully Automated Securities Exchange’ Foresight Project on the Future of Computer-Based Trading in Finance UK Government Office for Science (w/ D. Beunza, Y. Millo and D. MacKenzie).
5.5 Book Reviews
2012 ‘Orderly Fashion: a Sociology of Markets – by P. Aspers’ Contemporary Sociology 44(4): 429-431
2007 ‘Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London – by C. Zaloom’ British Journal of Sociology 58(4): 737-738.
2013 ‘Will the Real Engineers Please Stand Up?‘ Socializing Finance
2012 ‘The Roots of Risks in Automated Financial Markets’ Risk & Regulation – CARR (Summer 2012; w/ D. Beunza, Y. Millo, D. MacKenzie)
2011 ‘Risk and the Machinery of the Market’ Risk & Regulation – CARR (Winter 2011)
2005 ‘La Metafisica de lo Complejo’ Ciencias 79(July-September): 18-24
2004 ‘When Social Physics Becomes a Social Problem: Economics, Ethics and the New Order’ Post-Autistic Economic Review
2004 ‘Neutrality is Over-rated’ Post-Autistic Economics Review
6. Professional Activities
6.1 Selected Presentations
2015 ‘Mercados, infraestruturas e relações’, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.
2015 ‘Infrastructures and the Obduracy of Bureaucracy’, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
2015 ‘Financial Subjecthoods and the Ethics of Order Protection’, ASA Annual Meeting, 2015, Political Economy: Rebooted, Chicago, USA.
2014 ‘The Sociology of Finance, 50 years on’ Edinburgh Sociology 50 Years of Engaging Sociology, University of Edinburgh, UK.
2014 ‘Synthetic Markets and the Design of Economic Institutions’ Workshop on Philosophy, Mathematics and Finance, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
2013 ‘Making Markets: Engineers, Infrastructures and the Moral Technologies of Finance’ Sociology of Market Microstructure Workshop, New York Stock Exchange, USA.
2012 ‘Producing crises: how knowledge, technology and regulation create the foundations of market instability’ BSA Presidential Event: Understanding the financial crisis; sociology, political economy and heterodox economics London, UK.
2012 ‘Making Markets: Engineers, Infrastructures and the Moral Technologies of Finance’ Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2012 ‘Ordenando mercados: engenheiros, idéias e as tecnologias morais das finanças’, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Antropologia Social, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2010 ‘Going Global: Technological Elites and the Making of London’s Equity Markets, c. 1968-2000’, Finance in Question/Finance in Crisis, CRESC, Manchester, UK.
2009 ‘4000 Miles of Separation: Financial Economics Across the Atlantic, 1900-1970’ History of Recent Economics, Antwerp, Belgium.
2009 ‘Os mitos da informação nos mercados financeiros contemporâneos: uma historia crítica da digitalização da bolsa de valores de Londres, 1945-1990’ PESC-COPPE, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
6.2 Professional Service
Sociological Theory (Editorial Board, 2014-)
Journal of Cultural Economy (Editorial Board 2015-)
Finance & Society (Editorial Board 2015-)
Sociologica (Advisory Board 2018-)
Ad-hoc reviewer for: American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Economy and Society, European Journal of Sociology, Organization Studies, Revista Vibrant, Rationality and Society, Acta Sociologica, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, Science in Context, Palgrave, MIT Press, Socio-Economic Review, Security Studies, Journal of Cultural Economy.