Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz, editors. 2017. Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuff. MIT Press.


Lana Swartz. 2018. "What was Bitcoin, what will it be? The techno-economic imaginaries of a new money technology." Cultural Studies.

Taylor Nelms, Bill Maurer, Lana Swartz, and Scott Mainwaring. 2017. "Social Payments: Innovation, Trust, Bitcoin, and the Sharing Economy" Theory, Culture and Society.

Lana Swartz and Kevin Driscoll. 2016. "The Lonely Old Bitcoin Miner Touches Eternity: Or, What is a Peer?" King’s Review. Cambridge University.

Lana Swartz. 2014. “Gendered Transactions: Identity and Payment at Mid-century.” Women’s Studies Quarterly, Special Issue: Debt, 43(1&2) 137-153.

Bill Maurer, Taylor Nelms, and Lana Swartz. 2013. “‘When perhaps the real problem is money itself!’: The Practical Materiality of Bitcoin.” Social Semiotics, Special Issue: Charting, Tracking, and Mapping: New Technologies, Labor, and Surveillance, 23(2), 261-277.

Lana Swartz. 2013. “Goodbye, Wallet! Towards a Transactional Geography of Mobile Payment.” Media Fields Journal, Special Issue: Data/Space, 6.

Kjerstin Thorson, Kevin Driscoll, Brian Ekdale, Stephanie Edgerly, Liana Gamber-Thompson, Andrew Schrock, Lana Swartz, Emily Vraga, and Chris Wells. 2013. “YouTube, Twitter, and the Occupy Movement: Connecting Content and Circulation Practices.” Information, Communication and Society 16(3), 421-451.

Lana Swartz. 2012. “A Dispatch from the Future (of Money and Technology).Cultural Anthropology, Special Supplement: Theorizing the Contemporary – Finance.


Lana Swartz. April 2017. "Cards." Paid: Tales of Dongles, Checks, and Other Money Stuffedited by Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz. MIT Press.

Lana Swartz. 2017. “Blockchain Dreams: Imagining techno-economic alternatives after Bitcoin.” Another Economy is Possible, edited by Manuel Castells. Polity Press.

Bill Maurer and Lana Swartz. 2015. “The Wild, Wild West of Payment.” The MoneyLab Reader, edited by Geert Lovink and Nate Tkacz. Institute of Network Culture, Amsterdam.

Lana Swartz and Kevin Driscoll. 2014. "'I hate your politics but I love your diamonds': Citizenship and the Off-topic Message Board Sub-forum.” DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, edited by Megan Boler and Matt Ratto. MIT Press. 

Lana Swartz. 2011. “Invisible Children: Transmedia, Storytelling, Mobilization." Civic Paths Research Group Working Paper. University of Southern California. PI: Henry Jenkins


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I am currently writing a book on the cultural politics of money technologies, under contract with Yale University Press.


Nancy Baym, Andrea Alarcon and I are working on an article about blockchain dreams in the music industry, based on our 2017 AOIR presentation.


Lana Swartz and David Stearns. Forthcoming. “Money and its Technologies in the Modern Era.” History of Money: The Modern Era, edited by Taylor Nelms and David Peterson. Bloomsbury Press.