Department of Sociology
2905 N. Charles #401
Baltimore, MD. 21218
AREAS OF RESEARCH TRAINING AND INTEREST:
Environmental Sociology, PoliticalEconomic theory, Evolutionary theory, WorldSystems theory, History of the world economy, Sociology of Development, Statistical Methods.
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 19821995
Ph.D Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Sociology. Advisor: Christopher ChaseDunn.
Dissertation: Economic Cycles and International Mobility in the World-System: 1790-1990
How cycles of expansion and contraction in the worldeconomy have structured the rise and decline of the power of individual countries. The project has required the creation of a unique new data set of rare historical production and trade data for most countries of the world stretching back as far as such data exists, sometimes until 1790.
197582 M.A. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Sociology. Advisor: Christopher Vanderpool.
Thesis Title: Poverty, Exploitation, and Population Growth: Marxist and Malthusian Views on the Political Economy of Childbearing in the Third World.
A theoretical and crossnational statistical analysis of how the structure of the world-economy fosters unrestrained population growth in the Third World. Also describes the evolution of ideologically opposed prescriptions for how to respond to that growth.
197175 B.A. University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, Michigan. Independent Major: "Global Crises and the Future". Advisors: Paul Hoover, Dept. Radio Astronomy, Marc Ross, Physics (& Pres., Residential College). Areas of study focussed on natural and social constraints upon and consequences of the Unbridled expansion of capitalist high energy production, and how such production techniques affect population growth, resource exploitation, and degradation of the biosphere.
1993/5 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION,
$250,000 Grant, CoPrincipal Investigator,
"World-Systems analysis of international differences in CO2 emissions."
Administered through Department of Sociology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
Supervised the collection and analysis of crossnational longitudinal data for all countries from 1790-1990 on the connection between:
The Horsemen and the Killing Fields: The Final Contradiction of
Paper presented at the XXI conference on the Political Economy of the World-System, University of California at Santa Cruz, April 3-6, 1997.
(With Timmons Roberts) World-System Theory and the Environment: Toward a New Synthesis. Paper presented at the XXI conference on the Political Economy of the World-System, University of California at Santa Cruz, April 3-6, 1997.
1996 (with Timmons Roberts and Jodie Manale) Social Roots of Environmental Damage: A WorldSystems Analysis of Global Warming and Deforestation. American Sociological Review. (Under Review.)
(with Timmons Roberts) Carbon Intensity and Economic Development 1962-1991: A Brief Exploration of the Environmental Kuznets Curve. World Development 25 (2): 191-198, Feb 1997.
(with Timmons Roberts) Shifting Correlates of National Carbon Efficiency in the World-System, 1950-1990. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, August, New York, NY.
(with Timmons Roberts) Oscillations in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Long Swings of Production in the World-Economy, 1790-1990. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the International Studies Association, April, San Diego, Ca.
1995 (with Christopher ChaseDunn) WorldSystems Analysis. Annual Review of Sociology, 1995 21:387-417.
(with Timmons Roberts) Oscillations in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and long cycles of Production in the World Economy, 1790-1990. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Sociological Association, August 19-23, Washington, DC.
(with Timmons Roberts) CO2 Emissions 1950-1990 and the Changing Division of Labor: WorldSystem Position and Industrial Efficiency. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Sociological Association, August 19-23, Washington, DC.
(with Timmons Roberts) Emissions from Industrial Production in the Post-War Era: The Political Economy of Energy Efficiency in the World-System. Paper presented at the meetings of the International Studies Association, February 21-25, Chicago, Illinois.
1994 CO2 Emissions in the WorldSystem: The Influence of Global Social Forces on the Pollution Output of NationStates. Paper presented at the meetings of the Society for Human Ecology, April 710, East Lansing, Michigan.
(with Thomas H. Dial) Sex Differences in Psychiatrists' Practice Patterns and Income. American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 151 (1):96101.
1993 Harmonic Convergence? Frequency of Economic Cycles and Global Integration, 17901990. Paper presented to the meetings of the Social Science History Association, Nov 47, 1993, Baltimore, Md.
(with Timmons Roberts and Jodie Manale) Social Roots of Environmental Damage: A WorldSystems Analysis of Global Warming and Deforestation. Paper Presented to the annual meetings of the American Sociological association, August 1620, Miami, Florida, 1993.
1992 (with Timmons Roberts) Social Roots of Environmental Damage: A WorldSystems Analysis of Global Warming and Deforestation. Grant proposal to the National Science Foundation program in Human Dimensions of Social Change. Funded 19935. Administered through Tulane University.
1991 (with Thomas H. Dial) Compensating for Missing Data in the 198889 American Psychiatric Association Professional Activities Survey. Paper written for NIMH Professional Services Order 89MF40740201D
1987/9 Long Cycles, International Mobility, and Class Struggle in the WorldSystem. Dissertation Proposal.
1985 Long Waves and International Inequality: A Research Proposal. Paper presented at the session on the Political Economy of the World System, Conference of the International Studies Association, 26th Annual Convention, Wash., D.C., March 58, 1985.
1982 Causes of Crisis: Economic Cycles, Automobile Policies, and the End of the PostWar Boom. Position paper on the causes of the economic crisis of the 1980s' developed by request for the 1982 Michigan Congressional Campaign.
Modernization, Dependency, Exploitation, and Population Growth: An Empirical Test of Competing Perspectives. Paper presented at the North Central Regional Conference of Sociology, Detroit, Michigan, May 58, 1982.
1981 Poverty, Exploitation, and Population Growth: Marxist and Malthusian Views on the Political Economy of Childbearing in the Third World. (M.A. Thesis)
1995 Research Data Analyst, World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C. Translated and extracted data from large data files prepared by the United Nations and World Bank into Lotus and Quattro Pro files for publication by WRI in their bi-annual publication World Resources, 1996-1997. These data originated with the FAO, UN Demographic Division, and World Bank "World Debt Tables" and "World Tables".
1993/5 CoPrincipal Investigator, National Science Foundation grant, administered through Dept of Sociology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
1990/3 Research Data Analyst, Department of Survey Design and Analysis, American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C. Cleaned and analyzed data sets that the association maintained on their membership, suggested topics for and wrote papers on the state of and trends within the profession.
1989 Statistical Data Analyst, Department of Health Services Research, School of Hygiene, Johns Hopkins University. Performed statistical analysis of several related data sets containing information on doctorpatient interactions.
1986/8 Survey Researcher, Homewood Schools Administration, Johns Hopkins University. Statistical analysis of annual surveys taken of students at JHU.
1985/6 Research Assistant, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University. Conducted statistical analysis on health care and development, with particular focus on Mexico and the Dominican Republic, using data from the World Bank.
1984/5 Research Assistant, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University. Augmented and analyzed a crossnational data set on the world economy and urban growth in the Third World from 18001980.
1981/2 Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University. Analyzed the political and economic barriers to commercially viable organic farming in the U.S., wrote paper summarizing findings.
1981/2 Research Assistant, Sociology, Michigan State University. Coded and analyzed surveys on the use of wood as a fuel in Michigan.
1980 Research Assistant, Center for International Programs, Michigan State University. Organized, coded, and analyzed surveys of agricultural energy use in Nepal, to compute net energy flow.
1977/9 Research Assistant, Department of Racial and Ethnic Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Conducted legal and historical research on case law.
1997 Instructor, Program of Environmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Office of Part-Time Graduate Programs, Baltimore, MD. Designed and taught graduate course on current international environmental policy analysis, and how it is understandable best when viewed in a broad historical way.
Instructor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Designed and taught course on the effects of the world economy on the global biosphere from an evolutionary view, emphasizing how the demands of the former endanger the latter.
1989 Instructor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Towson State University, Towson, MD. Designed and taught course in Introductory Sociology, Spring Semester, on the theme of social and ecological evolution from huntergatherer to the modern world economy.
19856 Teaching Assistant, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University. Introductory Sociology, Social Psychology.
1977 Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Michigan State University. Sociological Methods.
19756 Teaching Assistant, Sociology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Introductory Sociology, Social Psychology.
19734 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant and Program Organizer, Department of Geography, University of Michigan. Organized lecture series comprised of internationally recognized speakers lecturing on current global issues (Buckminster Fuller, William O. Douglas, Ralph Nader, Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clark, Paolo Soleri). The lecture series was designed to complement a course by the same name offered by the geography dept., in which I was also a teaching assistant.
Dr. Christopher ChaseDunn, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University. (410) 5167633
Dr. Andre Gunder Frank, Prof Emeritus, University of Toronto(416) 972-0616
Dr. Frederick Buttel, Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin at Madison. (608) 2653490