Sarah Quinn is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. She uses historical research and case studies to investigate the intersection of political institutions, market practices, and systems of moralization. She is the author of American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped the Nation (Princeton, 2019), which explains how political institutions became involved in the nation’s lending practices. Quinn's ongoing work looks at the development of federal credit programs, the complex style of American political institutions, and the moral classification of human lives and bodies. Her research has been funded by the Institute of New Economic Thinking, and published in the American Journal of Sociology, Sociological Theory, and other venues. Quinn is a current fellow at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies, and a past fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows. She has a BA in Sociology from Smith College, and a MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.