Nina Wieda (PhD, Northwestern University and MA, Nationalism Studies, Central European University, Budapest) specializes in the history of ideas. Her research centers on culturally determined attitudes towards spending: why people choose to spend or save and what those behaviors mean to them. Nina is trained in analyzing daily behaviors through the prism of values and ideas that affect those behaviors. A former Assistant Professor at Middlebury College, Nina also has experience in journalism, advertising, and consumer research. Besides Business Field Studies, she has been leading seminars for President Schapiro's and Professor Morson's interdisciplinary course on modeling choice across disciplines (HUM 260) and teaching at Newberry Library. Nina has been published in three languages. Her plays have been staged in New York, Boston, and London.