Joseph van der Naald

PhD Student, Sociology

I am a first year Ph.D. student in the Program in Sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

My broad academic interests include debt, financialization, critical theory, work and labor movements.

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Debt, financialization, universal basic income, work, class, modernity, and critical theory

  • Graduate AssistantSociologyCUNY Graduate Center

Ph.D., Sociology
The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, N.Y. (August 2016 – Present)

M.A., Sociology and Social Anthropology
Central European University, Budapest (June 2016)
B.A., Psychology (Hons), Minor in Applied Linguistics
Portland State University, Portland, O.R. (December 2012)

van der Naald, J. 2015. The Mission as a Master Signifier: Documentary Film, Social Change, and Discourse Analysis.  Psychoanalysis, Culture, & Society. 20(2), 207-216. (

van der Naald, J. 2011. Aphorism’s Destructive Capacity Towards Logocentric Text in Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra. Anth√≥s: An Undergraduate Honors Journal. 3(1). (
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