Amin Samman

Amin Samman

  • Lecturer, City University London
Amin Samman researches the temporal and historical dimensions of contemporary capitalism, with specific reference to global finance. He is founding co-editor of Finance and Society.


Contact Info

D521, Rhind Building
Northampton Square
London, UK EC1V 0HB
Social Media and Websites


  • Ph.D., Birmingham

Selected Publications

Book chapter:

Samman, A. and Seabrooke, L. (2016). International Political Economy. In Guillaume, X. and Bilgin, P. (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology (pp. 46–59). London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-73225-3.

Internet publication:

Samman, A. (2015). Money's other worlds: On the magical underpinnings of our ostensibly rational economies. Stanford University Press Blog.


Samman, A. (2016). The specter of capital. Journal of Cultural Economy9(1), pp. 108–114. doi:10.1080/17530350.2015.1100650.

Samman, A. (2016). Conjuring the spirit of multilateralism: Histories of crisis management during the ‘great credit crash’. Review of International Studies42(2), pp. 227–246. doi:10.1017/S0260210515000133.

Samman, A. (2015). Introduction: Money's other worlds. Finance and Society1(2), pp. 23–26. doi:10.2218/finsoc.v1i2.1382.

Samman, A., Coombs, N, and Cameron, A, (2015). For a post-disciplinary study of finance and society. Finance and Society1(1), pp. 1–5. doi:10.2218/finsoc.v1i1.1366.

Samman, A. (2015). Crisis theory and the historical imagination. Review of International Political Economy22(5), pp. 966–995. doi:10.1080/09692290.2015.1011682.

Samman, A. (2014). Making financial history: The crisis of 2008 and the return of the past. Millennium: Journal of International Studies42(2), pp. 309–330. doi:10.1177/0305829813511866.

Samman, A. (2012). The 1930s as black mirror: Visions of historical repetition in the global financial press, 2007-2009. Journal of Cultural Economy5(2), pp. 213–229. doi:10.1080/17530350.2012.660792.

Samman, A. (2011). History in finance and fiction in history. economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter12(3), pp. 26–34.

Samman, A. (2011). The idea of crisis. Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies4, pp. 4–9.

Samman, A. (2008). Imagining East Asia. Naked Punch Review10, pp. 74–81.