Columbia University PhD Candidate in New York
An academic lecturer and research scholar, Adam Bund has instructed students at institutions around the world, including at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Adam Bund has also led case studies on China-based companies and entrepreneurship through Tsinghua University’s National Center for the Study of Entrepreneurship. An award-winning scholar, his honors include the Wellington Koo Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.
Building upon his considerable undergraduate and graduate-level anthropology studies, Adam Bund is currently preparing to defend a PhD in the Department of Anthropology/Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. Titled “Anxieties of Innovation: Infrastructure, labor, and nation in Chinese technology zones,” Mr. Bund’s doctoral dissertation charts evolving discourses of zizhu chuangxin (indigenous or endogenous innovation) between various facets of the public and private sectors. In general terms, his primary research interests revolve around the types of “language, imagination, and calculative practice” that underlie specific examples of economic comparison.