• faculty advisory board

  • Beverly Silver

    Director, Arrighi Center for Global Studies
    Professor, Department of Sociology

    PhD, SUNY, Binghamton
    • Mergenthaler 513
    • 410-516-7635
    • Research Interests: Historical capitalism, comparative and world-historical research methods, global inequality and development, labor and social movements
  • François Furstenberg

    Professor, Department of History

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • Gilman 306
    • 410-516-0158
    • Research Interests: United States, c. 18th and 19th centuries; French Atlantic
  • Ho-Fung Hung

    Professor, Department of Sociology

    PhD, Johns Hopkins University
    • Mergenthaler 523
    • 410-516-7051
    • Research Interests: Global political economy, contentious politics, nationalism, and social theory
  • M. Ali Khan

    Abram Hutzler Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics

    PhD, Yale University
    • Wyman Park 528
    • 410-516-8545
    • Research Interests: Mathematical economics, economic theory, history of economic thought, international and development economics
  • Christopher Nealon

    Professor and Chair, Department of English

    PhD, Cornell University
    • Gilman 18
    • 410-516-6046
    • Research Interests: American literature, aesthetic theory, poetry and poetics, intellectual history
  • Robbie Shilliam

    Professor, Department of Political Science

    PhD, University of Sussex
    • Mergenthaler 341
    • 410-516-0875
    • Research Interests: The political and intellectual complicities of colonialism and race in global order
  • Lester Spence

    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

    PhD, University of Michigan
    • Mergenthaler 273
    • 410-516-7537
    • Research Interests: American politics, black politics, race and politics, urban politics, American political behavior and public opinion
  • Christy Thornton

    Assistant Professor, Sociology

    PhD, New York University
  • research scientists

  • Sahan Savas Karatasli

    Assistant Research Scientist

    • 260 Mergenthaler
    • Research Interests: Comparative-historical sociology, historical capitalism, social movements, nationalism, global social change and development, global inequality
  • Sefika Kumral

    Assistant Research Scientist

    • Research Interests: Social movements, ethnicity/ethnic conflict, political sociology; extreme right, democratization, development
  • Daniel Pasciuti

    Assistant Research Scientist

    • United States
    • Research Interests: Historical and contemporary forms of urbanization and urban development, urban governance, comparative-historical sociology, historical capitalism, global social change and development, global inequality