About Taylor Nelms

Taylor Nelms received his PhD in Anthropology from UCI in 2015. Dr. Nelms studies how people make and maintain alternative or experimental economies. His current book project, After Neoliberalism: Solidarity Economies in Quito, Ecuador, examines—from policy to practice—efforts to reimagine "the social" as an alternative to neoliberalism. It draws on several years of fieldwork with urban market vendors, family and neighborhood savings groups, development experts, and government officials in and around Quito, Ecuador. Taylor is the Managing Directoe of Research at the Filene Research Institute, a credit union and cooperative finance think tank.


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