Department News and Announcements Archive


Outstanding Paper Published in Journal of Peasant Studies by a Young Scholar

Ricado Jacobs wins the Krishna Bharadwaj and Eric Wolf Prize for outstanding paper published in Journal of Peasant Studies by a young scholar. The paper, “An urban proletariat with peasant characteristics: land occupations and livestock raising in South Africa” (JPS vol. 45, issue nos. 5-6) explores the dual character of livelihoods among urban-based livestock keepers […]


Featured Author book for the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon

Marriage in Black, has been selected as a “Featured Author” book for the 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon given by the Association for the Study of African American Culture and Society!  ASALH was founded by Carter G. Woodson (known as the “Father of Black History”),  and it established the Journal of Negro History, the Negro […]


A Mexican International Economic Order? Tracing the Hidden Roots of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States

Assistant Professor Christy Thornton was recently published in Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development. In many new histories of global ideas, norms, and institutions—including in recent scholarly treatments of the New International Economic Order—a striking “decolonization divide” has emerged, separating the formally sovereign but economically and politically weak nations of Latin […]


Congratulations to Michael Levien

Assistant Professor, Michael Levien, was awarded the Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies for his project “Land Mafias in Liberalizing India.”


Professor Hung quoted in The Atlantic

Professor Ho-Fung Hung was quoted in an The Atlantic article about how Chinese investment in Hong Kong’s infrastructure comes at a cost.


Ho-Fung Hung Cited in Financial Times

Professor Ho-Fung Hung was quoted in a recent FT article “Hong Kong: is ‘one country, two systems’ under threat?” (subscription required).


Rina Agarwala receives Outstanding Faculty Member Award

Rina Agarwala received the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity’s Outstanding Faculty Member Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. Over 120 applications were received from chapters across the United States and Canada. The award letter states: You were nominated by our chapter because of your passion for inspiring your students, as well as your dedication to your […]


China’s Offshore Financial Market and Arrest of Swiss Banker

Ho-fung Hung cited in Geneva’s Le Temps. The case of UBS banker held in China for several days recalls that the Chinese have no right to extract more than $50, 000 dollars a year from their country. But they have found several ways to get around this rule.