July 8, 2021Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Davarian Baldwin
In his new book, In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities, Davarian Baldwin identifies an “increasingly parasitic” relationship between universities and the cities they occupy.
May 4, 2021Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Laleh Khalili
On Winona LaDuke and Deborah Cowen's argument for decolonizing infrastructure.
“What if infrastructure is designed, financed and adopted into the habits of everyday lives of its users in such a way that it is not a harbinger of apocalypse?” In a recent essay, Laleh Khalili notes a key dilemma of…
April 2, 2021Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Ho-fung Hung
Rereading Imperialism for twenty-first century tensions
Ho-fung Hung investigates the role of economic development in state formation and global power, with a specific focus on China and East Asia.
June 18, 2020Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Mehrsa Baradaran
Banking between states and markets
Mehrsa Baradaran is a Professor of Law at UC Irvine. Her research situates the American banking system within a dense network of legal, historical, and political relationships.
March 6, 2020Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Nathan Lane
History, empirics, and industrial policy
Nathan Lane is an economist working on political economy, development, and economic history.
February 20, 2020Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Mark Blyth
On growth models, supply chains, and dollar hegemony
Mark Blyth is William R. Rhodes Professor of International Political Economy at Brown University and a Faculty Fellow at Brown’s Watson Institute for International Studies. His research examines how the interests of state level economic actors shape ideological consensus and…
January 9, 2020Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Alice Evans
Four books and papers on the 'despondency trap'
Alice Evans is a Lecturer in the Social Science of International Development at King's College London, and a Faculty Associate at Harvard's Kennedy School. She is writing a book on “The Great Gender Divergence”, which explores why European countries rapidly…
November 28, 2019Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
On unions, advocacy, and influence
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez is a political scientist who studies the mechanisms of influence. Focusing on the strategies of organized interests, including both business and labor, Hertel-Fernandez's helps illuminate crucial and poorly understood levers of American political economy.
November 14, 2019Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Beth Popp Berman
On knowledge, institutions, and social policy
Beth Popp Berman is sociologist whose research focuses on the history of knowledge, organizations and public policy making.
October 31, 2019Phenomenal Works
Phenomenal Works: Leah Stokes
Networks of climate denial
Leah Stokes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Santa Barbara. Her research spans representation and public opinion, voting behavior, and environmental and energy politics. ways forward in the climate crisis. Below, her…