Kimberly Kracman

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kimberly Kracman is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University.  She earned her PhD in sociology at Princeton and holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University.  Kim uses historical sociology and economic history to study the origins, mechanisms, and justification of wealth distribution in the United States in the context of global systems of capital accumulation.  Her current work explores the military origins of corporate accounting in the U.S., tracing the influence of West Point-trained engineers on the accounting and reporting practices of the nation’s earliest railroads.

Selected Publications

"Code as constitution: The negotiation of a uniform accounting code for US railway corporations and the moral justification of stakeholder claims on wealth." Critical Perspectives on Accounting (2021): 102376.

"Protection rent as explanation for racialized market outcomes." Socio-Economic Review (2022):…