Orsi Husz received her PhD in History at Stockholm University, after undergraduate studies at Eötvös Lórand University in Budapest (ELTE), Hungary. She works today as an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economic History, Uppsala University. Her research spans different areas of the cultural history of economic life in the 20th century such as consumer culture, gambling, credit, personal finances and the market of education. In her work she often examines the interrelationship between economic value and ideal (moral, emotional, cultural, etc.) values in different historical settings, along with the cultural construction of gender, class as well as new financial subject categories in economic life. Her main research focus in recent years have been the financialisation of daily life in Post War Scandinavia. Her latest project, ‘The Business of Identity. Money and Identification in Twentieth Century Sweden’ concerns commercial and financial interests and practices in the documentation of personal identities.
Husz, O. (2020) “The entrepreneur’s dream. Credit card history between PR and academic research”, in: Histories of Knowledge in Postwar Scandinavia: Actors, Arenas and Ambitions, eds. Johan Östling, David Larsson Heidenblad & Niklas Olsen, forthcoming at Routledge;
Husz, O. (2020) “Money cards and identity cards. De-vicing consumer credit in post-war Sweden”,Journal of Cultural Economy, https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2020.1719868 (online- ahead of print)
Husz, O. (2018), “Bank Identity; Banks, ID Cards, and the Emergence of a Financial Identification Society in Sweden”, Enterprise & Society, Volume 19, Issue 2, June 2018 , pp. 391-429 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/eso.2017.43
Husz, O. & Glover, N. (2019) “Between human capital and human worth. Popular valuations of knowledge in 20th century Sweden”, Scandinavian Journal of History, 44:4, 484-509, https://doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2019.1578687
Husz, O. & Carlsson, K. (2019), ”Marketing a New Society or Engineering Kitchens?: The Swedish Consumer Agency and IKEA in the 1970s”, in: “Consumer Engineering”: Marketing between Planning Euphoria and the Limits of Growth, 1930s-1970s / [ed] Gary Cross, Ingo Köhler, & Jan Logemann, Palgrave Macmillen. 215-243. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030145637
Husz, O. (2015) “From wage earners to financial consumers. Class and financial socialisation in Sweden in the 1950s and 1960s”, Critique Internationale, (oct-dec) nr. 69, 99-118 https://www.cairn-int.info/article-E_CRII_069_0099–from-wage-earners-to-financial-consumers.htm
Husz, O. (2015) “Golden Everyday. Housewifely consumerism and domestication of banks in 1960s Sweden.” Le Mouvement Social vol. 250, nr 1, 2015. 41-63) https://www.cairn-int.info/article.php?ID_ARTICLE=E_LMS_250_0041