Aimee Placas holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University. She has presented and published on issues related to the anthropology of money, consumer credit, consumption, kinship, and gender and sexuality.

She has recently co-edited the volume Living Under Austerity: Greek Society in Crisis published by Berghahn Press, and has forthcoming pieces related to the impact of financialization processes on Greek households, as well as on ethical and pedagogical issues related to teaching anthropology in a study-abroad context.