Kieran Healy

Kieran Healy

Associate Professor of Sociology

External Address: 
268 Sociology/Psychology Bld, Box_90088, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5614


Much of my research has been about exchange in human blood and organs, cultural goods, software, and ideas. My current work focuses on the moral order of market society, the effect of models and measurement on social classification, and the link between those two topics, especially in the consumer credit market. I’m also interested in techniques and methods for data visualization.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2001

  • M.A., Princeton University 1998

  • M.A., University College Cork 1994

  • A.B., University College Cork 1993

Healy, K, and Krawiec, KD. "Custom, contract, and kidney exchange." Duke Law J 62.3 (2012): 645-670.

Appleman, LI, Bayern, S, Chandler, AD, Cheren, RD, Cherry, MA, Davies, RE, Fennell, LA, Gowder, PA, Hartsell, C, Healy, K, James, RA, Kahn, JH, Kerr, OS, Levy, JT, Lipshaw, JM, Lobel, O, Manne, GA, Oldfather, CM, Patel, R, Pojanowski, JA, Roberts, AJ, Scheidegger, K, Stock, A, and Walker, A. "Micro-Symposium on Orin Kerr's 'A Theory of Law'." Green Bag 2d, Vol. 16 2 (2012).

Healy, K, Hutter, M, and Espeland, WN. "Lucien Karpik Valuing the Unique: The Economics of Singularities. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2010." SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW 9.4 (October 2011): 787-800. Full Text

Healy, K. "Judgment and Disctinction." Socio-Economic Review 9 (2011): 787-800. (Review)

"Counting and Commodifying." Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 35 (2011): 337-347. (Academic Article)

Healy, K. "Pop Finance: Investment Clubs and the New Investor Populism." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY 115.1 (July 2009): 309-312. Full Text

Fourcade, M, and Healy, K. "Moral Views of Market Society." Annual Review of Sociology 33 (2007): 285-311. (Academic Article)

Healy, K. "Do Presumed Consent Laws Raise Organ Procurement Rates?." DePaul Law Review 55 (2006): 1017-1043. (Academic Article)

Healy, K. "Altruism as an Organizational Problem: The Case of Organ Procurement." American Sociological Review 69 (2004): 387-404.

Healy, K. "Survey article: Digital technology and cultural goods." Journal of Political Philosophy 10.4 (December 1, 2002): 478-500. (Review)