MTUL - "Socialist Globalization." - Johanna Brockman
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Geroge Mason University
Professor Bockman is a specialist in economic sociology, sociology of globalization, and East European Studies. Her book Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism was published by Stanford University Press and was recently translated into Korean. In her research, Bockman uses comparative and historical methods, moving beyond studies of nation states to explorations of transnational trends, such as neoliberalism and the non-aligned movement.
She is now working on two projects. The first project is a reexamination of the 1980s debt crisis from the perspectives of the socialist and non-aligned worlds. This reexamination integrates the New International Economic Order (NIEO), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Yugoslav economic advising in South America (Chile and Peru in particular), and the socialist origins of today's economic globalization.
The second project explores globalization, neoliberalism, and gentrification in southeast DC. She reports on this project on her blog Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward 6. She teaches urban sociology and is a founding member of the Cities and Globalization Working Group.
To fund research and writing, Bockman has received fellowships and grants from various institutions, including the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), the Library of Congress’ John W. Kluge Center, Mason’s Center for Global Studies, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
She is the 2014-2016 president of the DC Sociological Society.
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