My research engages multiple theoretical perspectives on macro social change. I am motivated by the insight that, individually, institutional, political economic, global, and statist perspectives offer essential but partial explanations for the persistence of substantial inequalities in development and wellbeing cross-nationally. These perspectives offer insight into the roles of interest-motivated actors, world cultural context, domestic structural capacity, and various international organizations and agreements in enabling and constraining national development. My goal is to draw on these disparate insights to better explain macro social phenomena.
The majority of my work is cross-national, comparative, and quantitative in the sub-fields of economic, political, and cultural sociology. I am particularly interested in environmental, health, and market indicators of national development.
You can learn more about my previous and ongoing projects in the Research and Projects on the sub-pages.