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

Healy, K. “What’s new for culture in the new economy?.” Journal of Arts Management Law and Society 32, no. 2 (January 1, 2002): 86–103. Full Text

Healy, K. “Survey article: Digital technology and cultural goods.” Journal of Political Philosophy 10, no. 4 (January 1, 2002): 478–500. Full Text

Healy, Kieran. “Digital Technology and Cultural Goods.” Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2002): 478–500.

Healy, K. “Embedded altruism: Blood collection regimes and the European union's donor population.” American Journal of Sociology 10, no. 6 (January 1, 2000): 1633–57. Full Text

Western, B., and K. Healy. “Explaining the OECD wage slowdown: Recession or labour decline?.” European Sociological Review 15, no. 3 (January 1, 1999): 233–49. Full Text

Healy, K. “Data Visualization in Sociology.” Annual Review of Sociology 40 (n.d.): 105–28.

Healy, K. “The Emergence of HIV in the U.S. Blood Supply: Organizations, Obligations, and the Management of Uncertainty.” Theory and Society: Renewal and Critique in Social Theory 32 (n.d.): 86–103.

Paul, L. A., and Kieran Healy. “Transformative Treatments.” Noûs 52, no. 2 (n.d.): 320–35. Full Text