Workshop Participants

v. 02-09-04


1.      Appelbaum, Richard: Sociology, UCSB: Research Interests: globalization of the apparel industry, commodity chains, global industrial relations.

2.      Arrighi, Giovanni: Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power and History, Johns Hopkins University. Research interests: comparative and historical sociology, world-systems analysis and economic sociology.

3.      Bair, Jennifer: Sociology, Yale. Research Interests: Commodity chains, trade agreements.

4.     Bonacich, Edna: Sociology, UCR: Research Interests: Globalization of the apparel and transportation sectors, labor relations.

5.      Brunn, Stanley Geography, University of Kentucky, (859) 257-6947 Research Interests: Political, social, and urban geography, the human geographies of the 21st century, and the geographies of knowledge.

6.      Carroll, William:  Sociology, University of Victoria (BC). Research Interests: global elite networks, policy networks.

7.      Chase-Dunn, Christopher: Sociology, UCR; founder and director of the Institute for Research on World Systems (IROWS).  Research interests:  cities and settlement systems; comparing the modern world-system with earlier regional systems, founder and co-editor of the electronic Journal of World-Systems Research

8.      Couclelis, Helen: Geography, UCSB: Research Interests: Urban and regional modeling and planning, spatial cognition, geographic information science, geography of the information society.

9.      Goodchild, Michael: Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara and Director of the Center for the Spatially Integrated Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Research Interests: Urban and economic geography, geographic information systems, and spatial analysis.

10.  Hanneman, Robert: Sociology, UCR. Research Interests: Network analysis of economic sectors, mathematical modeling the growth and decline of states.

11.  Hugill, Peter: George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M. Research interests: historical relationship between people and their environment as mediated through technology; role of transportation systems and telecommunications in the World-System; geopolitical models; role played by agricultural commodities in defining world trade flows, industrial development, and consumer markets; Anglo-America and its relationships to Europe; transition from British to American hegemony in the World-System.

12.  Janelle, Don: Geography, UC-Santa Barbara, Research Interests: space-adjusting technologies: integrating information, communications, and transportation.

13. Kentor, Jeffrey: Sociology, University of Utah. Research Interests: transnational corporations, interlocking directorates, global networks, cross-national comparative analysis.

14.  Malecki, Edward Geography, Ohio State University (614) 688-5688 Research Interests: Urban, rural and regional economic development, technological change, regional policy, research and development, technology policy, telecommunications, corporate location and behavior.

15.  Miller, Harvey J. Geography, University of Utah (801) 585-3972 Research Interests: Geographic Information Systems for Transportation (GIS-T), Geographic Information Science (GISci), time geography and activity theory, spatial analysis and geocomputation.

16.  Reifer, Thomas E: Sociology and IROWS, UCR. Research interests: hegemony, globalization, and anti-systemic movements; comparative and world-historical sociology; social change, stratification, and inequality; sociology of development and globalization; international political economy.

17.  Sassen, Saskia: Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago. Research interests: recent five-year project on governance and accountability in a global economy (next book: Denationalization : Economy and Polity in a Global Digital Age, Princeton University Press, 2003). Major figure in the study of global cities.  Co-director of the Economy Section of the Global Chicago Project, a Member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Urban Data Sets, a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations, and Chair of the newly formed Information Technology, International Cooperation and Global Security Committee of the SSRC.

18.  Smith, David: Sociology, UCI. Immediate past editor of Social Problems. Research interests: international trade and exchange in the world-economy (and it's implications for economic growth and development; global industrialization and commodity chains, especially in the Pacific Rim region, and particularly apparel and garment manufacturing; the dynamics of technological dependence and technology transfer in East Asia; Third World cities and development; global urbanization and world cities. Network analysis of global trading patterns, focusing on stratification in the world system; the analysis of air traffic flows as indicators of urban hierarchies.

19.  Silver, Beverly J.:  Sociology, Johns Hopkins University.  Research interests: problems of development, labor and social conflict, using comparative and world-historical methods of analysis. Her work recasts a variety of social issues in a broad spatial and temporal framework in order to identify patterns of recurrence, evolution and "true novelty" in contemporary processes of globalization.

20.  Sweeney, Stuart Geography, UCSB, CSISS Executive Committee. Research Interests: spatial statistics, urban geography

21.  VanderVelde, Lea, Josephine Witte Professor of Law and Global Scholar, University of Iowa College of Law Discipline: Law. Specialty: Legal change.

Scholarship has been in the area of Property Law, Labor and Employment Law and Constitutional Law.  Interested in applying the techniques that were being explored

at the conference to the domestic and international legal regulation of global migration.

22.  Weeks, John R. Geography, CSU-San Diego. Research Interests: Demography, health, environment, remote sensing of urban regions.

23.  White, Douglas R. Social Science, University of California, Irvine. Research Interests: Network Analysis, World Trade structures.

24.  Wilkinson, David: Political Science, UCLA. Research Interests: chronographing political military interactions, power configurations and prestige good trade networks over the past 5000 years.

25.  Yu, Zhiqian : Software Engineer, ESRI, Redlands. Research Interests: GIS and Remote Sensing techniques for studying land use and climate change.

26.  Zook, Matthew: Geography, University of Kentucky. Research Interests:  Technological change and urban and regional development, geography of the Internet industry, the role of venture capital in regional development and IT training programs for disadvantaged adults.