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Edemilson Paraná (pseudônimo de Edemilson Cruz Santana Junior) é professor adjunto do Departamento de Ciências Sociais da Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC). Professor permanente dos Programas de Pós-graduação em Sociologia da UFC e em Estudos Comparados sobre as Américas da Universidade de Brasília (UnB). Pesquisador associado ao Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD). Atuou como pesquisador de pós-doutorado nos departamentos de Economia e de Estudos Latino-Americanos da UnB e como pesquisador-bolsista no Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA). É mestre e doutor em Sociologia pela UnB. Além de outros trabalhos publicados nas áreas de Sociologia Econômica, Economia Política e Teoria Social, é autor dos livros ‘A Finança Digitalizada: capitalismo financeiro e revolução informacional’ (Insular, 2016)/ ‘Digitalized Finance: financial capitalism and informational revolution’ (Brill, 2019/Haymarket, 2020) e ‘Bitcoin: a utopia tecnocrática do dinheiro apolítico’ (Autonomia Literária, 2020)/ ‘Money and Social Power: a study on Bitcoin’ (Brill, no prelo). É pesquisador-líder do Núcleo de Estudos em Economia, Tecnologia e Sociedade (NETS) – CNPq/UFC.

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Edemilson Paraná (pseudonym of Edemilson Cruz Santana Junior) is an assistant professor at the Department of Social Sciences/Graduate Program in Sociology (acting as deputy director) at the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, and an assistant professor at the Graduate Program in Comparative Studies on the Americas at the University of Brasília, Brazil. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD). He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Departments of Economics and Latin American Studies of the University of Brasília and as a research fellow at The Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). He has a PhD in Sociology by the University of Brasília. Has articles and publications in the areas of Economic Sociology, Political Economy and Social Theory, and is also the author of the books ‘Digitalized Finance: financial capitalism and informational revolution’ (Brill, 2019/Haymarket, 2020) and ‘Money and Social Power: a study on Bitcoin’ (Brill, forthcoming). He is the coordinator of the Economy, Technology and Society Research Group, based on the Federal University of Ceará.