• Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Professional Affiliations
Ursula Dalinghaus Portrait

Ursula M. Dalinghaus

Visiting Professor of Anthropology

[email protected]
Office: East 210

Basic Information


  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Institute for Money, Technology, & Financial Inclusion | University of California, Irvine
  • Ph.D. Sociocultural Anthropology | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A. Anthropology and German | Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Courses Taught

  • ANT 110 The Human Experience: How To Think Anthropologically
  • ANT 200 Departmental Studies: Anthropology of Money
  • ANT 215 Ethnographic Field Methods
  • ANT 224 Gender, Sex & Sexuality: Cross-Cultural Views
  • ANT 300 Advanced Departmental Studies: Your Money or Your Life? Global Perspectives on Credit and Debt
  • ANT 300 Advanced Departmental Studies: Ethnography in Extreme Spaces
  • ANT 314 Religion, Magic, & Witchcraft
  • ANT 502 Seminar in Anthropological Method and Theory

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, DAAD Sponsored International Graduate Network, “Deutschland und das neue Europa im Zeitalter der Entgrenzungen,” Mitteleuropa Zentrum (MeZ), Technische Universität, Dresden, Germany. (September-December 2009; November-December 2010)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota Graduate School (2008)
  • National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Cultural Anthropology (2008)


  • Dalinghaus, Ursula (2019) "Virtually Irreplaceable: Cash as Public Infrastructure." White Paper. Cash Matters/International Currency Association and The Institute for Money, Technology, & Financial Inclusion.
  • Dalinghaus, Ursula (2017) Between Memorialization and Monetary Re-Valuation: The 1990 Currency Union as a Site of Post-Unification Memory Work. Money in the German-Speaking Lands, Mary Lindemann and Jared C. Poley (eds.) Spektrum Series. New York: Berghahn Books
  • Dalinghaus, Ursula (2017) A Question of Value(s): Money, Currency Unions and the Re-Making of Post-Unification Identities. Deutschland seit 1990: Perspektiven auf die Vereinigungsgesellschaft. Thomas Großbölting and Christoph Lorke (eds.). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 161-184
  • Dalinghaus, Ursula (2017) “Keeping Cash: Assessing the Arguments about Cash and Crime.” White Paper. Cash Matters/International Currency Association and The Institute for Money, Technology, & Financial Inclusion.
  • Rea, Stephen C., Ursula Dalinghaus, Taylor Nelms, and Bill Maurer (2016) Riding the Rails of Mobile Payments: Financial Inclusion, Mobile Phones, and Infrastructure. In The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography. Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Anne Galloway and Genevieve Bell, (eds.) New York: Routledge.
  • Dalinghaus, Ursula (2016) Review of History, Time, and Economic Crisis in Central Greece, by Daniel M. Knight. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. American Anthropologist (118) 4 pp. 920-921
  • Dalinghaus, Ursula (2016) Review of Gambling Debt: Iceland’s Rise and Fall in the Global Economy, by E. Paul Durrenberger and Gisli Palsson (eds.) Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2014. American Ethnologist (43) 4 pp. 763-764
  • Dalinghaus, Ursula (2015) Modeling the Economy with Words, Review of Economy of Words: Communicative Imperatives in Central Banks, Douglas Holmes (Chicago 2014). Current Anthropology (56) 2 pp. 293-294

Areas of Interest

  • Money
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Sovereignty
  • Memory
  • Europe
  • Postsocialism
  • Applied and Public Anthropology

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Ethnological Society
  • Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • Society for the Anthropology of Europe
  • Society for Economic Anthropology
  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
  • German Studies Association