I am a cultural anthropologist specializing in economic and legal anthropology. My research focusses on theories of money and value; speculative bubbles; anthropology of corruption and the rule of law; migration and remittances; postsocialist transformations; and societies of the Mediterranean.

I have researched and published on ponzi schemes, mobile money, corruption indicators, media whistleblowers, speculative economies and remittances, and urban temporalities and materialities in postsocialist spaces.

Currently, I am beginning a new project entitled, Mediterranean Dreaming: Migration and Tourism in Maritime Cities. In Fall 2023, I will be the Germaine Tillon Chair of Mediterranean Tomorrow Fellowship at the IMéRA Institute of Advanced Studies in Marseille, France.

See here recent publications, blog posts, and podcasts.

Contact: musaraj[at]ohio.edu