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Dr. Eric Mielants

Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
emielants@fairfield.edu
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 212
p: x2783

 

B.A., M.A., State University of Ghent
Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

Current Research Interests

Dr. Mielants is the author of The Origins of Capitalism and the Rise of the West (Temple University Press, 2007). More recently he co-edited Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States (Temple University Press, 2009) and Mass Migration in the World System: Past, Present and Future (Paradigm Publishers, 2010). His comparative and historical social science research deals with the origins and nature of globalization / capitalism and the mass migration of people in it. How the modern world economy came into existence and how it continues to function in terms of political economy as well as racial formations is part of his ongoing research agenda. He also writes about the epistemological challenges of studying the capitalist world economy in all its complexity.

Courses Taught

  1. IL 052: Culture and Political Economy
  2. SO 11: General Sociology
  3. SO 011: General Sociology
  4. SO 189: Sociology of Europe
  5. SO 190: Globalization
  6. SO 228: Classical Social Theory
  7. SO 229: Contemporary Social Theory
  8. SO 328: Classical Theory
  9. SO 329: Contemporary Social Theory