Dr. Julie Steinkopf

Capitalism, Post-Marxism, Alternative Economies, Community Development, Economic Subjectivity, Public Sociology

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Office: Science Hall 292E

Curriculum Vitae  


Ph.D. – Washington State University, 2008
M.A. – Washington State University, 2003
B.S. – Utah State University, 1999


Dr. Steinkopf is an associate professor of sociology at NMSU. She received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 2008.


My research revolves around examining the exploitative processes of free market capitalism, and better understanding how alternative economic exchanges that are more inclusive and sustainable can be effectively implemented primarily through the approach of the Solidarity Economy. Specific alternative economic practices I have studied include fair trade, farmers markets, and timebanking. Most recently I have been working on examining the processes by which capitalism assimilates critique raised by alternative economics, building upon the work of Boltanski & Chiapello.