Shorette CV Fall 2014

 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. in Sociology

2008    University of California, Irvine; M.A. in Sociology

2004    Ithaca CollegeB.A. with honors in Sociology and English


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

Bandelj, Nina, Kristen Shorette, and Elizabeth Sowers. Forthcoming 2015. “Global Economic Networks” in Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Robert Scott and Stephen Kosslyn eds. Wiley.

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

Shorette, Kristen. 2012. “Outcomes of Global Environmentalism: Longitudinal and Cross-National Trends in Chemical Fertilizer and Pesticide Use.” Social Forces 91(1): 299-325. PDF

Thiele, Megan, Kristen Shorette, and Catherine Bolzendahl. 2012. “Returns to Education: Exploring the Link between Legislators’ Public School Degrees and State Spending on Higher Education.” Sociological Inquiry 82(2): 305-328. PDF

Shorette, Kristen. 2012. “Equalizing Exchange through Voluntary Certification? The Case of Palm Oil.” Pp. 377-378 in Routledge Handbook of World Systems Analysis. Salvatore Babones and Christopher Chase-Dunn, eds. London and New York: Routledge. PDF

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

Shorette, Kristen. 2011. “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 15(3-4): 461-481. PDF

Bandelj, Nina, Kristen Shorette, and Elizabeth Sowers. 2011. “Work and Neoliberal Globalization: A Polanyian Synthesis.” Sociology Compass 5(9): 807-823. PDF

Shorette, Kristen. 2010. 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 16(2): 305-8. PDF


Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, American Sociological Association (2014 – 2015)

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, award #SES-1129796 (2011 – 2012)

Small Research Grant, Center for Organizational Research, UC Irvine (2010 – 2011 and 2011 – 2012)



President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Irvine (2012 – 2013)

Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Irvine (2012)

Courses Taught

Graduate Statistics (UMass Amherst Sociology PhD and Public Policy & Administration MA level)

Environmental Sociology (UMass Amherst undergraduate level)

Social Problems (UMass Amherst and UC Irvine undergraduate level)

Introduction to Sociology (UC Irvine undergraduate level)

The Economic Roots of Globalization (Global Connect @ UCI high school level)

Genocide in Global Historical Perspective (Global Connect @ UCI high school level)


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