Contributors to the Issue

Journal: Journal of Globalization Studies. Volume 5, Number 1 / May 2014

Sing C. CHEW is Professor of Sociology at the California State University-Humboldt, and Senior Research Scientist at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research–UFZ, Leipzig, Germany. He is the founding Editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Nature and Culture, and is the author of numerous publications and books including a trilogy on world ecological degradation over five thousand years of world history: World Ecological Degradation: Accumulation, Urbanization, and Deforestation 3000 BC – AD 2000 Vol. 1; The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes and System Transformation Vol. 2; Ecological Futures: What History Can Teach Us. His most recent book is The Theory and Methodology of World Development. He is currently completing a book on Southeast Asia in the first Eurasian World System 200 BC – AD 500.

Christopher CHASE-DUNN is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Rise and Demise: Comparing World-Systems (with Tho- mas D. Hall), The Wintu and Their Neighbors (with Kelly Mann), The Spiral of Capitalism and Socialism (with Terry Boswell), and Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present (with Bruce Lerro). He is the founder and former editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research. Chase-Dunn is currently doing research on global party formation and antisystemic social movements. He also studies the rise and fall of settlements and polities since the Stone Age and global state formation.

Julian GO is Professor of Sociology at Boston University (PhD University of Chicago). He has been an Academy Scholar at the Academy for International and Area Studies of Harvard University, a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and the Third World Studies Center at the University of the Philippines, and Chair (2012–13) of the Comparative-Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. He is also the editor of the journal Political Power and Social Theory. His work includes American Empire and the Politics of Meaning: Elite Political Cultures in the Philippines and Puerto Rico under US Colonialism (Duke University Press), which won the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book from the Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association and Patterns of Empire: the British and American Empires, 1688 to Present (Cambridge University Press, 2011), which won the prize for Best Book in Global & Transnational Sociology from the American Sociological Association, the American Political Science Association's J. David Greenstone Book Award for the Best Book in Politics and History in 2010 and 2011, the 2013 Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations from the International Studies Association, and was one of Choice's ‘Outstanding Academic Titles’ in 2012.

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 in Moscow, as well as Research Professor and the Director of the Volgograd Center for Social Research. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Age of Globalization (in Russian), as well as a co-editor of the international journals Social Evolution & History and Journal of Globalization Studies. His current research interests include macrohistory and long-term trends, sociocultural evolution, theory of history, world-systems studies, long-term development of political systems, globalization studies, economic cycles, and Big History studies. Dr Grinin is the author of more than 380 scholarly publications in Russian and English, including 26 monographs. These monographs include Philosophy, Sociology, and the Theory of History (2007, in Russian); Productive Forces and Historical Process (2006, in Russian); State and Historical Process (3 vols, 2009–2010, in Russian); Social Macroevolution: World System Transformations (2009, in Russian; with Andrey Korotayev); Macroevolution in Biological and Social Systems (2008, in Russian; with Alexander Markov and Andrey Korotayev); 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: Kondratiev's, Juglar's and Secular Cycles, Global Crises, and the Malthusian and Post-Malthusian Traps (2012, in Russian; with A. Korotayev); Big History: Cosmic Evolution (2013, in Russian).

Thomas D. HALL is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, DePauw University, Indiana, U.S.A. He holds a master's degree in anthropology from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington. His interests include indigenous peoples, ethnicity, comparative frontiers, and world-systems analysis. His recent publications include, with James V. Fenelon, Indigenous Peoples and Globalization: Resistance and Revitalization (2009, Paradigm); “The Ecology of Herding: Conclusions, Questions, Speculations,” the concluding chapter of The Ecology of Pastoralism edited by P. Nick Kardulias, (2014) University Press of Colorado, and “Ethnicity and World-Systems Analysis,” in A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean (edited by Jeremy McInerney, 2014 Blackwell.)

P. Nick KARDULIAS is Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, and Chair of the Program in Archaeology at the College of Wooster (Ohio). His research interests include analysis of stone tools, the use of world-systems theory in archaeology, the economics of ancient agricultural systems, and prehistoric and historic archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean and Midwestern United States. Kardulias has directed projects in Cyprus, Greece, and the USA. His publications include 60 articles. In addition, he has published six books, amongst which are Beyond the Site: Regional Studies in the Aegean Area (1994), World-Systems Theory in Practice: Leadership, Production, and Exchange (1999), From Classical to Byzantine: Social Evolution in Late Antiquity and the Fortress at Isthmia, Greece (2005), and Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus (2011). He is Associate Director of the Athienou Archaeological Project in Cyprus, Co-PI of the Ashland/Wooster/Columbus Archaeological & Geological Consortium, serves on the editorial boards of Ethnoarchaeology and American Journal of Archaeology, and is a past President of the Central States Anthropological Society. In 2002, he received the Archaeological Institute of America National Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Andrey V. KOROTAYEV is Senior Research Professor of the Oriental Institute and Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. In addition, he heads the Laboratory of Monitoring of the Risks of Sociopolitical Destabilization at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics. He works also as a Senior Research Professor at the Laboratory of Political Demography and Macrosocial Dynamics of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, as a Professor of the Faculty of Global Studies of the Moscow State University and as Professor and the Head of the Department of Modern Asian and African Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities. 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), Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Secular Cycles and Millennial Trends (2006), Macroevolution in Biological and Social Systems (2008, in Russian; with Alexander Markov and Leonid Grinin); Global Crisis in Retrospective: A Brief History of Upswings and Crises (2010, in Russian; with Leonid Grinin), and Cycles, Crises, and Traps of the Modern World-System (2012, in Russian; with Leonid Grinin). 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).

Glen D. KUECKER is a Professor of History at DePauw University. Glen's scholarship focuses on how people in Latin America have organized in resistance to neoliberal economic reforms. He co-edited Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy, which won a Choice outstanding title of the year award. He has published on grassroots resistance to mining in Ecuador, and has a theoretical essay that explores today's Latin American social movements and one that considers the meanings of solidarity work. Glen's recent work examines how we are going to weather the perfect storm of the twenty-first century crises. This project involves research collaboration with the Globalism Research Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, where they examine the relationship between community and resilience amid the global crises. Most recently, Glen is exploring twenty-first century urbanism, which has led to a focus on understanding eco cities, especially New Songdo City in South Korea. Ranking supreme above all, Glen is a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan.

Daniel LITTLE is chancellor and professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as well as professor of sociology at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. His research interests fall within the philosophy and ontology of the social sciences. His recent work has focused on the causal status of meso-level social entities. His most recent books include New Contributions to the Philosophy of History (Springer, 2010), The Paradox of Wealth and Poverty: Mapping the Ethical Dilemmas of Global Development (Westview, 2002), and Microfoundations, Method, and Causation: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (Transaction Publishing, 1998). Translations of several of his books have appeared in Persian and Chinese editions. His academic blog on the philosophy of social science can be found at www.understan

Patrick MANNING is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History and Director of the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also director of the Collaborative for Historical Information and Analysis (CHIA), a multi-institutional project to develop a world-historical Archive, and is co-editor of the Journal of World-Historical Information. His books include Big Data in History (2013); Migration in World History (2nd ed., 2012); The African Diaspora: A History through Culture (2009); Navigating World History (2003); and Slavery and African Life (1990). His current research centers on developing the CHIA project, African populations 1650–1950, global social movements 1989–1992, and on an interdisciplinary history of early humanity in collaboration with Christopher Ehret.