Dr Erin B. Taylor
Dr. Erin Taylor is an economic anthropologist who specialises in research into financial behaviour. She is Principal Consultant at Canela Consulting. Erin is the author of the book Materializing Poverty: How the Poor Transform their Lives (2013, AltaMira), which deals with socioeconomic transformation in the Dominican Republic. She has published chapters (with Professor Heather Horst) on financial inclusion and financial literacy in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in Money at the Margins (2018, Berghan), Design Anthropology (2017, Springer) and Linguistic and Material Intimacies of Cell Phones (2018, Routledge).
Erin and her colleagues exhibited objects they collected during their research in Haiti in the Citi Money Gallery at the British Museum. Erin is co-author (with Gawain Lynch) of the Consumer Finance Research Methods Toolkit (IMTFI), which describes how researchers are adapting methods to investigate financial behaviour. Recently Erin has been working on a project on financial inclusion in Africa.
Erin is also a co-lead (with Dr. Anette Broløs) of the research programme of the European Women Payments Network (EWPN).