Prof. Elena Esposito

Elena Esposito teaches Sociology of Communication at the University of Modena-Reggio Emilia. She works with the theory of social systems especially on issues related with the social management of time, including memory and forgetting, fashion and transience, probability calculus, fiction and the use of time in finance. Her current research projects focus on the possibility and forms of forgetting on the web, on a sociology of algorithms and on the proliferation of rankings and ratings for the management of information.She published many works on the theory of social systems, media theory, memory theory and sociology of financial markets. Among them: «The Future of Futures. Time and Money in Financing and Society», 2011 (Edgar Elgar Pub); «Die Verbindlichkeit des Vorübergehenden. Paradoxien der Mode», 2004 (Suhrkamp);  «Soziales Vergessen. Formen und Medien des Gedächtnisses der Gesellschaft», 2002 (Suhrkamp).