Dan Hirschman is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Michigan. Dan got his start in Sociology at UC San Diego, where he focused on immigration from Latin America to the United States. The powerful science studies contingent at UCSD stole his academic heart, and he began to focus on the recent intersection of economic sociology and science studies known as “performativity”. His research explores the history of economics and macroeconomic statistics in the United States, with a specific focus on official national income statistics (national income, GNP, GDP, etc.). For more information, visit http://sitemaker.umich.edu/dandanar/home, and for his academic blog, visithttp://asociologist.wordpress.com/ .