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. "What's New for Culture in the New Economy?." The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society 32.2 (January 2002): 86-103. Full Text

Healy, K. "Digital Technology and Cultural Goods." Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2002): 478–500-478–500. (Academic Article)

Healy, K. "Embedded Altruism: Blood Collection Regimes and the European Union's Donor Population." American Journal of Sociology 105.6 (May 2000): 1633-1657. Full Text

Western, B, and Healy, K. "Explaining the OECD Wage Slowdown Recession or Labour Decline?." European Sociological Review 15.3 (September 1, 1999): 233-249. Full Text

Healy, K. "Conceptualising constraint: Mouzelis, Archer and the concept of social structure." Sociology 32 (1998): 509–522-509–522. (Academic Article)

Healy, K. "Data Visualization in Sociology." Annual Review of Sociology 40: 105-128.

Healy, K. "The Emergence of HIV in the U.S. Blood Supply: Organizations, Obligations, and the Management of Uncertainty." Theory and Society: renewal and critique in social theory 32: 86-103.

Fourcade, M, and Healy, K. "Seeing like a market (Published online)." Socio-Economic Review: mww033-mww033. Full Text