A cultural anthropologist, Dr. LiPuma has conducted influential research on a variety of topics ranging from kinship structures to the social practices involved in the utilization of financial instruments such as derivatives.
Some of Dr. LiPuma's publications include the following books:
2004 Financial derivatives and the globalization of risk. (with Benjamin Lee) Duke University Press.
2001 Encompassing others: The magic of modernity in Melanesia. University of Michigan Press.
1988 The gift of kinship: Structure and practice in Maring social organization. Cambridge University Press.