Note: Abstracts and Papers are listed below.
Presentations can be found on the Agenda
Appelbaum, Richard, Sociology, UCSB Abstract
Research Interests: globalization of the apparel industry,
commodity chains, global industrial relations.
Arrighi, Giovanni, Professor of Sociology
and Director of the Institute for Global Studies in Culture,
Power and History, Johns Hopkins University. Abstract
Research interests: comparative and historical sociology,
world-systems analysis and economic sociology
Bair, Jennifer, Sociology, Yale Abstract
Research Interests: Commodity chains, trade agreements
Bonacich, Edna, Sociology, UCR Abstract
Research Interests: Globalization of the apparel and transportation
sectors, labor relations.
Brunn, Stanley, Geography, University
Carroll, William, Sociology, University
of Victoria (BC) Abstract
Research Interests: global elite networks, policy networks.
Centeno, Miguel, Sociology, Princeton
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Research Interests: Network analysis and mapping of globalization
processes, geopolitics in Latin America.
Chase-Dunn, Christopher, Sociology, UCR;
founder and director of the Institute for Research on World
Systems (IROWS). Abstract
Research interests: cities and settlement systems; comparing
the modern world-system with earlier regional systems, founder
and co-editor of the electronic Journal of World-Systems
Couclelis, Helen, Geography, UCSB
Research Interests: Urban and regional modeling and planning,
spatial cognition, geographic information science, geography
of the information society.
Goodchild, Michael, Geography, University
of California, Santa Barbara and Director of the Center
for the Spatially Integrated Social Sciences at the University
of California, Santa Barbara.
Research Interests: Urban and economic geography, geographic
information systems, and spatial analysis.
Hanneman, Robert, Sociology, UCR
Research Interests: Network analysis of economic sectors,
mathematical modeling the growth and decline of states.
Hugill, Peter, George Bush School of
Government, Texas A&M Abstract
Research interests: historical relationship between people
and their environment as mediated through technology; role
of transportation systems and telecommunications in the
World-System; geopolitical models; role played by agricultural
commodities in defining world trade flows, industrial development,
and consumer markets; Anglo-America and its relationships
to Europe; transition from British to American hegemony
in the World-System
Janelle, Don, Geography, UC Santa Barbara
Research Interests: space-adjusting technologies: integrating
information, communications, and transportation.
Kentor, Jeffrey, Sociology, University
of Utah Abstract
Research Interests: transnational corporations, interlocking
directorates, global networks, cross-national comparative
Malecki, Edward, Geography, Ohio State
Miller, Harvey J, Geography, University
Reifer, Thomas E, Sociology and IROWS,
Research interests: hegemony, globalization, and anti-systemic
movements; comparative and world-historical sociology; social
change, stratification, and inequality; sociology of development
and globalization; international political economy
Sassen, Saskia, Ralph Lewis Professor
of Sociology, University of Chicago
Research interests: recent five-year project on governance
and accountability in a global economy (next book: Denationalization
: Economy and Polity in a Global Digital Age, Princeton
University Press, 2003). Major figure in the study of global
cities. Co-director of the Economy Section of the Global
Chicago Project, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Panel on Urban Data Sets, a Member of the Council of Foreign
Relations, and Chair of the newly formed Information Technology,
International Cooperation and Global Security Committee
of the SSRC.
Silver, Beverly J, Sociology, Johns Hopkins
Research interests: problems of development, labor and social
conflict, using comparative and world-historical methods
of analysis. Her work recasts a variety of social issues
in a broad spatial and temporal framework in order to identify
patterns of recurrence, evolution and "true novelty"
in contemporary processes of globalization. Forthcoming
book: Forces of Labor: Workers’ Movements and Globalization
Since 1870 (Cambridge University Press, in press).
Smith, David, Sociology, UCI. Immediate
past editor of Social Problems Abstract
Research interests: international trade and exchange in
the world-economy (and it's implications for economic growth
and development; global industrialization and commodity
chains, especially in the Pacific Rim region, and particularly
apparel and garment manufacturing; the dynamics of technological
dependence and technology transfer in East Asia; Third World
cities and development; global urbanization and world cities.
Network analysis of global trading patterns, focusing on
stratification in the world system; the analysis of air
traffic flows as indicators of urban hierarchies.
Su, Tieting, Sociology, Cal-State Los
Research interests: world trade network analysis; world-systems;
world trading blocks; long cycles, rise and fall of hegemony
in East Asia.
Sweeney, Stuart, Geography, UCSB, CSISS
Research Interests: spatial statistics, urban geography
Weeks, John R, Geography, CSU-San Diego
Research Interests: Demography, health, environment, remote
sensing of urban regions.
White, Douglas R, Social Science, University
of California, Irvine
Research Interests: Network Analysis, World Trade structures.
Wilkinson, David, Political Science,
Research Interests: chronographing political military interactions,
power configurations and prestige good trade networks over
the past 5000 years.
Yu, Zhiqian, Software Engineer, ESRI,
Research Interests: GIS and Remote Sensing techniques for
studying land use and climate change.
Zook, Matthew, Geography, University of