Jakob Feinig

Jakob Feinig

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: University Downtown Center, Room 447
Office phone: 607-777-9209
Fax: 607-777-7587
E-mail: jfeinig@binghamton.edu


Jakob Feinig is a historical sociologist who interrogates the intersection of money creation and electoral democracy. His work examines the ups and downs of popular participation in monetary policy in the United States from the colonial period to the New Deal.

An emerging scholar, Feinig has presented his research at national conferences such as the American Sociological Association and Social Science History Association. He is working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Tracing Monetary Silence: How Americans Forgot to Make Money, and on articles that enable a re-theorization of money from the perspective of popular knowledge and democratization.

Educational background

  • PhD, sociology, Binghamton University
  • MA, international development, University of Vienna, Austria
  • DEUG, history and social sciences, Marc Bloch University, Strasbourg, France


  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, Binghamton University, 2014
  • Social Science Research Council-DPDF Fellowship, 2008
  • Graduate Scholars' Award, Binghamton University, 2006
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2006
  • Sociology Department Fellowship, Binghamton University, 2006-2009
  • Merit-based financial awards, University of Vienna, Austria, 2005 and 2006

Selected publications

  • The Promise of Democratization: Money in Karl Polanyi's Great Transformation (under review)
  • Monetary Conscientization and Silencing in the Great Depression and the New Deal (under review)


Last Updated: 9/6/16