Global & Transnational Sociology


Global & Transnational Sociology focuses broadly on global socioeconomic and political processes, the history of the modern world-system, shifts in global capitalism and interstate relations, the cultural dynamics of globalization, and patterns of global migration.

Who studies global & transnational sociology?

A selection of faculty publications on global & transnational sociology

  • Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa After 1994 by Andy Clarno
  • Macías-Rojas, Patrisia. 2018. Immigration and the War on Crime: Law and order politics and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. J. on Migration & Hum. Sec.6, 1.
  • Said, Atef. 2018. “Doing Research during Times of Revolution and Counterrevolution,” in Political Science Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Methodological and Ethical Challenges, edited by Janine A Clark and Franceso Cavatorta. Oxford University Press.
  • Said, Atef. 2017. “Arab Spring, Mobilization, and Contentious Politics in the Middle East.” Oxford Bibliographies in Sociology.
  • Decoteau, Claire Laurier. 2017. “The ‘Western Disease’: Autism and Somali Parents’ Embodied Health Movements.” Social Science & Medicine 177: 169-176.
  • Decoteau, Claire Laurier. 2016. “‘You Can’t Eat Love’: ‘Getting By’ in South Africa’s Transactional Sexual Economy.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 4, 3: 289–322.

Recent graduate seminars on global & transnational sociology

  • Seminar in Political Sociology (Soc 565) by Atef Said
  • From Social Movements to Revolutions (Soc 565) by Atef Said
  • Racial Capitalism (Soc 540) by Andy Clarno

Reading group on global & transnational sociology

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The Immigration and Migration Reading Group started in 2017 in hopes of bringing together graduate students in sociology who are broadly interested in the following topics: immigration, migration, globalization, transnationalism, citizenship, the border, etc.