Kieran Healy

Kieran Healy

Professor of Sociology

External address: 
268 Sociology/Psychology Bld, Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5614


Much of my research has been about exchange in human blood and organs, cultural goods, software, and ideas. My current work focuses on the moral order of market society, the effect of models and measurement on social classification, and the link between those two topics, especially in the consumer credit market. I’m also interested in techniques and methods for data visualization.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2001

  • M.A., Princeton University 1998

  • M.A., University College Cork 1994

  • A.B., University College Cork 1993

Fourcade, M., and K. Healy. “Classification situations: Life-chances in the neoliberal era.” Accounting, Organizations and Society 38, no. 8 (January 1, 2013): 559–72. Full Text

Appleman, Laura I., Shawn Bayern, Adam D. Chandler, Robert D. Cheren, Miriam A. Cherry, Ross E. Davies, Lee Anne Fennell, et al. “Micro-Symposium on Orin Kerr's 'A Theory of Law'.” Green Bag 2d, Vol. 16, no. 2 (2012).

Krawiec, K., and K. Healy. “Custom, Contract, and Kidney Exchange.” Duke Law Journal 62 (2012): 645–70.

Healy, K., M. Hutter, and W. N. Espeland. “Lucien Karpik valuing the unique: The economics of singularities. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2010.” Socio Economic Review 9, no. 4 (October 1, 2011): 787–800. Full Text

Healy, K. “Judgment and Disctinction.” Socio Economic Review 9 (2011): 787–800.

Counting and Commodifying.” Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 35 (2011): 337–47.

Fourcade, Marion, and Kieran Healy. “Moral Views of Market Society.” Annual Review of Sociology 33 (2007): 285–311.

Healy, Kieran. “Do Presumed Consent Laws Raise Organ Procurement Rates?.” Depaul Law Review 55 (2006): 1017–43.

Healy, K. “Altruism as an organizational problem: The case of organ procurement.” American Sociological Review 69, no. 3 (January 1, 2004): 387–404. Full Text