My research examines the role of global institutions in macro-structural change in the context of a highly stratified world system. In particular, I am interested in the potential of international organizations and treaties to alleviate economic, social, and environmental inequalities and how that potential varies by national political and economic context.
The majority of my work is cross-national, comparative, and quantitative. I focus on the sub-fields of economy, environment, and health. My dissertation and related work spanned these interests with the examination of the emergence and expansion of global fair trade markets. I am also increasingly interested in the spread of Affirmative Action policies at the national level and in higher education.
You can find more detail on each of these ongoing projects on the respective sub-pages.