I am an Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Ohio University and Director of Study at the Honors Tutorial College.

I am a cultural anthropologist with a specialization in economic and legal anthropology. My research focusses on the anthropology of money and value; informal economies; speculative bubbles; anthropology of corruption; postsocialist transformations; and societies of South Europe and the Mediterranean.

My book entitled, Tales from Albarado: Pyramid Firms and the Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania, is under contract with Cornell University Press. Read more about Tales of Albarado here. I recently co-authored the edited volume Money at the Margins: Global Perspectives on Technology, Inclusion and Design (with Bill Maurer and Ivan Small) (Berghahn 2018).

I have also conducted research on the anthropology of corruption. I recently published the article “Corruption, Right On! Hidden Cameras, Satire and Intimacies of Anti-corruption” in the special issue on the Anthropology of Corruption in Current Anthropology.

Contact: musaraj[at]ohio.edu