Ruben Kremers is a Ph.D. candidate in International Political Economy. He has been awarded an ESRC Doctoral Research Fellowship and a PAIS Departmental Scholarship for his research project on the politics of digital finance. He holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from the Free University Berlin and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick.
His doctoral research explores allied developments in the financial and the digital sector. On the one hand, it seeks to understand how digital tech companies enter the financial sector by means of novel consumer experiences possible thanks to the ubiquitous use of the Internet (digitalisation). On the other hand, it addresses the ways in which new technologies mobilise finance as a key category not only for businesses and governments, but also for private individuals (financialisation).
- International Political Economy and Cultural Political Economy
- Digitalisation, especially the rise of technology driven financial services (FinTech)
- Everyday politics of consumption
Mobile Payments, Social Money: Everyday Politics of the Consumer Subject, in New Political Economy, 2017, 22(6): 645-660, with James Brassett. (Free samples available here)
Scholarships and Awards
ESRC, 'Politics of Digital Finance', Doctoral Research Fellowship 2015-2019
University of Warwick, 'Politics of Digital Finance', PAIS Departmental Scholarship, 2015-2019
University of Warwick, PAIS Department Prize for ‘Highest Overall Average in MA IPE’, 2014-2015
International Political Economy
Email: r dot s dot kremers at warwick dot ac dot uk