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I tend to write about four aspects of politics:

(1) Intellectual traditions of international political economy

(2) Global governance, especially American hegemony and world orders

(3) Comparative democratization, development, and social movements

(4) Contemporary American political thought, Cold War to present

Below is a selection of my published work. I also have a Google Scholar page.


Contesting the Global Order: The Radical Political Economy of Perry Anderson and Immanuel Wallerstein. Albany, NY: SUNY Press (2020). *Winner, 2021 American Library Association Outstanding Academic Title

Articles and Book Chapters

"The Literary Dimension of U.S. Foreign Policy: A Critique of Deep Engagement" (in preparation). *Winner, NPSA/ Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper Award (for the best paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association meeting).

“From Africa to the World: The Sources of Wallerstein’s The Modern World-System,” in The Anthem Companion to Immanuel Wallerstein, Chamsy el-Ojeili and Patrick Hayden, eds. (London: Anthem Press, 2023).

"Social history from a bird's eye view: Perry Anderson's theory of international relations," International Politics 58, no. 2 (2021): 259-277.

"What's the Matter with Resentment? Richard Hofstadter's Understanding of Political Paranoia," American Political Thought 8, no. 4 (2019): 528-551.

"Old Ideas for New Times: Radical History in International Political Economy," Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 17, no. 4 (2018): 429-450.

"Will We Know It When We See It? Contemplating Emergent World-Systems," Journal of Globalization Studies 9, no. 1 (2018): 129-149.

"When Opportunity Structure Knocks: Separatism in the Soviet Union and Russian Federation," Social Movement Studies 9, no. 4 (2010): 443-460.


"Immanuel Wallerstein's Work Can Help Us Understand the Deepening Crises of Capitalism," Jacobin (December 5, 2023).

"The paranoid president," Monthly Review Online (August 11, 2020).

"The brutality of capitalism," Monthly Review Online (July 6, 2020).

Encyclopedia Entries

Encyclopedia of Critical Political Science, Clyde Barrow, ed. (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2024).

Ch. 23: "World-systems analysis" (pp. 142-146)

Ch. 135: "Anderson, Perry" (pp. 495-496)

Ch. 239: "Wallerstein, Immanuel" (pp. 719-721)

Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Barney Warf. ed. (New York: Springer, 2024)

"World-Systems Analysis" (forthcoming)


Photo by Gregory Williams, Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley, Maine


Interview with Immanuel Wallerstein (and accompanying essay). "Retrospective on the Origins of World-Systems Research, Journal of World-Systems Research 19, no. 2 (2013): 202-210.

Policy Studies

“Sunset Law In Connecticut” (with Carrie Vibert, lead author), Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee, Connecticut General Assembly, Hartford, CT (2007): 1-61.

"Maine's Clean Election Law and Its Impact on Political Parties," Folger Library, Undergraduate Theses, University of Maine. 

Review Essays and Book Reviews

"Labor Pragmatism," Perspectives on Politics 14, no. 1 (2016): 145-146.

"Review of The Modern World-System IV: Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, by I. Wallerstein," in New Political Science 34, no. 3 (2012): 428-431.

"Review of The New Old World, by P. Anderson," in Socialist History 39 (2011): 100-103.

Reviews (2010-2014) in Choice Magazine:

S. Ridgeway, P. Jacques, The Power of the Talking Stick 

A. Carter, People Power and Political Change 

I. Clark, Hegemony in International Society 

D. Drezner, Theories of International Politics and Zombies 

I. Neumann and O. J. Sending, Governing the Global Polity 

C. Hill, Grand Strategies 

A. Hybel, The Power of Ideology.

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