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Melissa S. Fisher is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University and a visiting fellow at Columbia University's Center for the Study of Social Difference. She previously taught in the Department of Anthropology at Georgetown University. She is the author of Wall Street Women: Gender, Class, and Power in America (2012), an ethnographic historical account of the first generation of women on Wall Street, as well as co-editor of Frontiers of Capital: Ethnographic Reflections on the New Economy (2006). She has received grants and fellowships from the Alfred Sloan Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Lancaster University, and the Center for Organizational Research at Stockholm University, among others. Fisher earned her B.A. at Barnard College and her Ph.D. and M.A. in Cultural Anthropology at Columbia University.