Shorette CV PDF

Academic Appointments

2015 –    State University of New York at Stony BrookAssistant Professor of Sociology

2013 – 2014    University of Massachusetts, AmherstInstructor of Sociology


2013    University of California, IrvinePh.D.

2008    University of California, Irvine; M.A.

2004    Ithaca CollegeB.A.


“World Society and the Natural Environment” with Kent Henderson, Jamie Sommer, and Wes Longhoffer. Sociology Compass. Forthcoming 2018. PDF

“Environmentalism in the Periphery: World Cultural Embeddedness and Deforestation among Fifteen Palm Oil Producers, 1990 – 2012” with Kent Henderson.  Journal of World-Systems Research. 2017. PDF

“Signaling Demand for Foreign Investment: Postsocialist Countries in the Global Bilateral Investment Treaties Network.” with Nina Bandelj and Matthew Mahutga. Europe-Asia Studies. 2015. PDF

“Global Economic Networks” with Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Wiley & Sons Inc. 2015. PDF

“Nongovernmental Regulation and Construction of Value in Global Markets: The Rise of Fair Trade, 1961-2006.” Sociological Perspectives. 2014. PDF

“Outcomes of Global Environmentalism: Longitudinal and Cross-National Trends in Chemical Fertilizer and Pesticide Use.” Social Forces. 2012. PDF

“Returns to Education: Exploring the Link between Legislators’ Public School Degrees and State Spending on Higher Education” with Megan Thiele and Catherine Bolzendahl. Sociological Inquiry 2012. PDF

“Equalizing Exchange through Voluntary Certification? The Case of Palm Oil.” Routledge Handbook of World Systems Analysis. London and New York: Routledge. 2012. PDF

“Fair Trade and World Culture.” Fall Newsletter of RC09 on Social Transformations and Sociology of Development: International Sociological Association. 2012. PDF

“Fair Trade and the Double Movement: The Promise and Contradictions of Improving Labor Standards in the Global South via Market Mechanisms.” Journal of Workplace Rights. 2011. PDF

“Work and Neoliberal Globalization: A Polanyian Synthesis” with Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers. Sociology Compass. 2011. PDF

Book Review of Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance by Hicks, Robert L., Bradley C. Parks, J. Timmons Roberts and Michael J. Tierney. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Journal of World-Systems Research. 2010. PDF

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses

  • Global Sociology (SBU Sociology PhD)
  • Graduate Statistics in the Social Sciences (UMass Sociology PhD)
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods (UMass Public Policy & Administration MA)

Undergraduate Courses

  • Introduction to Sociology (SBU and UC Irvine)
  • Social Problems (UMass Amherst and UC Irvine)
  • Environmental Sociology (SBU and UMass Amherst)

Community Outreach

  • The Economic Roots of Globalization (Global Connect @ UCI high school students)
  • Genocide in Global Historical Perspective (Global Connect @ UCI high school students)

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