Contributors to the Issue

Contributors to the Issue
Journal: Journal of Globalization Studies. Volume 4, Number 1 / May 2013

Alexander N. CHUMAKOV is Professor, Head of Philosophy Department at Financial Academy under the Government of Russia, First Vice-President of the Russian Philosophical Society. His professional interests lie in Global Studies, social philosophy, global problems and ecology. Among his scholarly publications are the following monographs: The Philosophy of Global Problems (1994, in Russian; 1996 – in Chinese); Globalization. The Outlines of Integral World (2005, 2nd edition – in 2009; in Russian); The Essence of Contemporary Globalization (2007, in Russian); Philosophy of Globalization. Selected articles (2010).

Lynne CIOCHETTO is Associate Professor at the Institute of Communication Design, Massey University, New Zealand. Her research interests reflect her interdisciplinary background: sociology, anthropology, development studies and graphic design. Her recent focus has been the exploration of advertising and globalization in terms of social and cultural change and the environmental impact of the growth in consumption in emerging economies and the role advertising plays. She published Advertising and Globalization in the Emerging Economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China (Routledge, 2011); and articles including: ‘Advertising and Marketing of the Indian Cinema’ (2013); ‘Profit, People, Planet and Global Rebalancing: The Environmental Implications of the Next Decades of Development in the East Asian Nations of Japan, South Korea, China and India’ (2012); ‘Advertising and Globalization in India’ (2006). Currently she is writing a book The Future Sustainability of Sub-Saharan Africa: Comparing the Impact of China and the West in the Contemporary Era of Globalization for Imperial College Press, London (2014).

Veronica DAVIDOV is assistant professor of anthropology at Leiden University College, a cultural anthropologist studying social, political, and cultural processes involved in human-nature relationships. She is especially interested in studying how natural resources are constructed and contested, and the impact of commodifying nature on indigenous groups. Her primary research sites are Ecuador and Northern Russia, although the comparative aspect of her research takes her to other places as well. She grew up in the former Soviet Union, studied and lived in the United States for many years, and has been living and working in the Netherlands since 2008.

Leonid E. grinin is the Deputy Director of the Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting and Senior Research Professor at the Institute for Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Age of Globalization (in Russian) and co-editor of the international journals Social Evolution & History and the Journal of Globalization Studies. His current research interests include macro history and long-term trends, sociocultural evolution, theory of history, world-systems studies, long-term development of political systems, globalization, economic cycles, and Big History. Dr. Grinin is the author of more than 330 scholarly publications in Russian and English, including 25 monographs including Global Crisis in Retrospective: A Brief History of Upswings and Crises (2010, in Russian; with A. Korotayev); The Evolution of Statehood: From Early State to Global Society (2011); From Confucius to Comte: The Formation of the Theory, Methodology and Philosophy of History (2012, in Russian); Macrohistory and Globalization (2012); Cycles, Crises, and Traps of the Modern World-System (2012, in Russian; with Andrey Korotayev).

Michel HUSSON is a researcher at the Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, Paris. He published on neoliberalism, the dynamics of financial capitalism, employment and alternative proposals, globalization and democracy.

Hafiz KHAN is Senior Lecturer in Applied Statistics in the Department of Economics and International Development and a demographer at the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce (CROW) in the Middlesex University Business School. He is also visiting Research Fellow in Demography at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford. Dr. Khan trained as a statistician at the University of Chittagong and as a demographer at several institutions – Edinburgh Napier University, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, the National University of Singapore and lastly at the University of Oxford. Dr. Khan's principal research interests lie in the broader areas of population and development including population ageing, poverty and vulnerability, microfinance; development issues, reproductive health and family planning in developing countries. He has also worked on the demographic issues of Bangladesh especially on the trends, determinants and differentials of fertility as well as elderly care and support. He has written extensively on population related issues and has over 90 academic publications including books and journal articles.

Andrey V. KOROTAYEV is Senior Research Professor of the Oriental Institute and Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor and the Head of the Department of Modern Asian and African Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, as well as Professor of the Faculty of Global Studies, Moscow State University. He is the author of over 300 scholarly publications, including such monographs as Ancient Yemen (1995), World Religions and Social Evolution of the Old World Oikumene Civilizations: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (2004), Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Compact Macromodels of the World System Growth (2006), and Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Secular Cycles and Millennial Trends (2006). At present, together with Askar Akaev and Georgy Malinetsky, he coordinates the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium Project ‘Complex System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Global Dynamics’. He is a laureate of the Russian Science Support Foundation in ‘The Best Economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Nomination (2006).

Francisco LOUÇÃ is Professor of economics at ISEG, Lisbon, and published extensively on Kondratieff Waves (As Time Goes By, with Christopher Freeman), dynamics, complexity and history of economic thought and of econometrics. His books are translated in eleven languages.

Victor de MUNCK is Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department of the State University of New York, – New Paltz. His specialty is cognitive anthropology; he has published one monograph (culture, Self and Meaning) on this subject and 15 articles on describing the dynamics between cognitive processes and culture, as well as a number of articles in cross-cultural research, including ‘Sexual Equality and Romantic Love: A Reanalysis of Rosenblatt's Study on the Function of Romantic Love’ (1999, with Andrey Korotayev), ‘“Galton's Asset” and “Flower's Problem”: Cultural Networks and Cultural Units in Cross-Cultural Research (or, the Male Genital Mutilations and Polygyny in Cross-Cultural Perspective)’ (2003, with Andrey Korotayev) and ‘Valuing Thinness or Fatness in Women: Reevaluating the Effect of Resource Scarcity’ (2005: 257–270, with Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, and Andrey Korotayev). Professor de Munck has conducted three years of fieldwork in Sri Lanka which has so far yielded one ethnography (Seasonal Cycles. Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1993) and over forty articles. Most recently Dr. de Munck received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation grant. These have been used to conduct field work on romantic love, marriage choices and sexual practices in Russia, Lithuania and the U.S. This research has thus far yielded one edited volume and a number of articles on cultural models of romantic love.

Kate NASH is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University. She has written and published widely on political sociology, including the second edition of Contemporary Political Sociology (Wiley-Blackwell 2010); and human rights, including The Cultural Politics of Human Rights: Comparing the US and UK (Cambridge University Press 2009). She is currently writing The Sociology of Human Rights (Cambridge University Press forthcoming).  

Jan NEDERVEEN PIETERSE is Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. He specializes in globalization, development studies and cultural anthropology. He was previously at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, and the University of Amsterdam. He is Honorary Professor of Globalization at Maastricht University. He co-organizes annual Global studies conferences. He currently focuses on new trends in twenty-first century globalization, implications of economic crisis and growing South-South cooperation. He has been visiting professor in Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden and Thailand. He is on the editorial board of Clarity Press, the Journal of Global Studies and e-global, and is associate editor of the European Journal of Social Theory, Ethnicities, Third Text and the Journal of Social Affairs. He edits book series on Emerging Societies (Routledge) and Frontiers of Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan).

Jason L. POWELL works at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is also visiting Research Fellow in Gerontology at the University of Oxford and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. His research is on ageing, social care, community development, life-course, globalization, China, qualitative methodology, social justice and global dynamics. He has published over 400 refereed articles, book chapters, reports and has 40 books out or in press – Aging in China (2012); The Global Dynamics of Aging (2012); Social Welfare, Aging and Social Theory (2012) etc. He is Series Editor of (i) International Ageing; and (ii) International Social Policy for Springer Publishers. He won 'Highly Commended Article Award' in The International Journal of Sociology & Social Policy. In the USA, The Journal of Applied Gerontology had a special edition on his work on Foucauldian approaches to ageing. He has been invited and served on over 110 editorial boards across the world, is Associate Editor of The Canadian Journal of Sociology, and is Editor-in-Chief of US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss. He has been Visiting Professor in US, Canada, South Africa, Jordan and Australia.

Qionghua LAO is Research Fellow, International Centre for China Development Studies, University of Hong Kong.

Simon Xiaobin Zhao is Director and Associate Professor, International Centre for China Development Studies and Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong.

John URRY is Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University; RSA Fellow; Founding Academician, UK Academy of Social Sciences; Chair Sociology Research Assessment Panel (1996, 2001); Honorary Doctorate, Roskilde; editor of International Library of Sociology (Routledge); co-editor of Mobilities; member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Unesco' 2013 World Social Science Report. Current Director of the Lancaster Centre for Mobilities Research. Published 40 books and special issues. Recent books include Automobilities (2005), Mobilities, Networks, Geographies (2006), Mobilities (2007), Aeromobilities (2009), After the Car (2009), Mobile Lives (2010), Mobile Methods (2010), The Tourist Gaze 3.0 (2011), Climate Change and Society (2011), Societies beyond Oil (2013).