A hearty welcome to our newest colleague, Michael Levien!
Michael Levien graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in May and joined the Sociology department in July as an Assistant Professor. Michael’s research and teaching interests focus on sociology of development and globalization; political sociology; sociological theory; economic sociology; rural sociology; qualitative methods and India.
In addition to his teaching and research, Michael will play a role in advancing interdisciplinary initiatives such as the joint Sociology-International Studies undergraduate track in Global Social Change and Development and the research and teaching programs of the Arrighi Center.
In Fall 2013, Michael will be teaching 230.391 – Theories of International Development and 230.647 – Agrarian Change.