Christopher Chase-Dunn
Christopher Chase-Dunn

Distinguished Professor

Office: 1221 Watkins Hall
Phone: (951) 827-2063 or (951) 827-2062 (IROWS)
Fax: (951) 827-3330
E-mail: christopher.chase-dunn@ucr.edu


Curriculum Vitae


Christopher Chase-Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California-Riverside. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from Stanford University in 1975. Chase-Dunn has done crossnational quantitative studies of the effects of dependence on foreign investment, and he studies cities and settlement systems in order to explain human sociocultural evolutiuon. His research focuses on interpolity systems, including both the modern global political economy and earlier regional world-systems. One project examines the causes of the expansion and collapse of cities and empires in several regional world-systems as well as the contemporary process of global state formation. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation. Chase-Dunn is the founder and former editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research and the Series Editor of a book series published by The Johns Hopkins University Press. In 2001 he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2002 he was elected President of the Research Committee on Economy and Society (RC02) of the International Sociological Association. And in 2008 he was elected Distinguished Senior Scholar of the International Political Economy (IPE) section of the International Studies Association.


Salvatore Babones and Christopher Chase-Dunn (eds.) 2012 Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis: Theory and Research. London: Routledge

Christopher Chase-Dunn and Bruce Lerro 2014 Social Change : Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present. Paradigm Publishers.

Immanuel Wallerstein, Chris Chase-Dunn and Christian Suter (eds.) 2014 Overcoming Global Inequalities. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers

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