Marilyn Grell-Brisk

PhD Candidate in Sociology at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Neuchâtel and Research Associate at the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California-Riverside.

Her doctoral project focused on global economic stratification as it relates to the rise of China and its impact on various regions in the Global South. Trained in macro-comparative quantitative research methods, her work is also concerned with questions of development and/or lack thereof of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and other nations within the stratified world economy. Her other areas of inquiry include transnationalization, citizenship and race and gender disparities.

Her most recent publication is:

Grell-Brisk, Marilyn. 2017. “China and Global Economic Stratification in an Interdependent World.” Palgrave Communications 3. Nature Publishing Group. doi:10.1057/palcomms.2017.87.



Email: marilyn dot grell-brisk at