Who is DS?
DS Administration & Faculty
Deputy Director, Concentration Advisor
DS Student Assistant, DS DUG President
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Watson Institute & Sociology Department
Democracy, urban governance, racism, social movements, civil society, and Brazil.
Keith Brown, Anthropology Department
Nationalism and ethnicity; democracy promotion and citizenship; Military, war, and society; transnational and global ethnography; labor migration; South-Eastern Europe.
Nitsan Chorev, Sociology Department
International Political Economy (Trade, Health), Globalization, Political Sociology, Comparative Historical Sociology, International Organizations, Social Theory
Patrick Heller, Sociology Department
Development, comparative states, globalization, and democratization and civil society with focus on South Asia and Southern Africa.
José Itzigsohn, Sociology Department
Ethnicity and race, with regional focus on Central and Latin America, migration entrepreneurship (including in Rhode Island), structural adjustment.
Louis Putterman, Economics Department
Economic behavior, economic development, organizations, incentives, and economic systems
Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Sociology Department (Emeritus)
The role of the state in development, development and democracy, theories of development, economic and institutional analysis of development.
Dan Smith, Anthropology Department
Cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, development studies and anthropological demography.
Richard Snyder, Political Science
Comparative politics, political economy. Regional focus on Latin America.