Dissertations completed


Philippe Duhart

“Between Bullets and Ballots: Disengagement from Terrorism in Northern Ireland and the Basque Country” (2017)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University


Matthew Baltz

“Between Militarism and Neoliberalism: The American State and Developmental Politics in a Globalizing Era” (2017)

Assistant Professor, Bucknell University

Gustav Brown

“Islamization and Religious Pluralism in Democratizing Indonesia” (2016)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore


Stela Krasteva

“Evangelical Christianity and Roma Communities in Post-Socialist Bulgaria” (2014)

Junior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest


Zeynep Ozgen

“Schooling, Islamization, and Religious Mobilization in Turkey” (2014)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany


Jaeeun Kim

Colonial Migration and Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea” (2011)

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Justin Lee

“The Logic and Practice of Social Inquiry” (2010)


Kristin Surak

"Nation-Work: Making Tea, Making Japanese" (2009)

Senior Lecturer in Japanese Politics, SOAS, University of London, U.K.


Robert Jansen 
“Populist Mobilization: Peru in Historical and Comparative Perspective” (2009)

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan


Peter Stamatov

"The Religious Origins of Modern Long-Distance Humanitarianism: England, 1780-1880, in Comparative Perspective" (2006)

Associate Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi


Jon Fox

"Nationhood without Nationalism: Being National in Everyday Life" (2004)

Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol, U.K.


Joel Andreas

"Dismantling and rebuilding class: The failure of the communist experiment in China" (2003)

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University


Mara Loveman

"Nation-state building, 'race,' and the production of official statistics: Brazil in comparative perspective" (2001)

Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley


Shigeki Sato

"The politics of nationhood in Germany and Japan" (1998)

Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hosei University, Japan



Dissertations in progress

Juan Delgado 

Race as Culture: Codifying Rights for Afrodescendent Populations in Latin America at the End of the Century (1970-2000)


Matías Fernández 

“The making of a model: Chilean neoliberalism in historical and comparative