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  • Contributors for Volume 40, Number 2

Dan Bogart is an associate professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses infrastructure, politics, and economic development from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century. He holds a PhD in economics and BA degrees in math, history, and economics. Much of his work studies how Britain developed its infrastructure and the role of political institutions in shaping that development. He is also interested in how infrastructure contributed to the Industrial Revolution and structural change in Britain, India, and across countries.

Katie E. Corcoran is an assistant professor of sociology at West Virginia University. Her areas of expertise are in religion, organizations, criminology, culture, social movements, and social networks. Corcoran has published articles in Social Science Research, the British Journal of Social Psychology, Sociological Forum, the Journal for the Scientific of Religion, Sociology of Religion, and Rationality and Society. She recently published the book Religious Hostility: A Global Assessment of Hatred and Terror with Rodney Stark.

Andrew Dawson is an assistant professor of sociology at Glendon College, York University. His research has appeared in the International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Social Forces, and World Development and explores the cross-national causes and consequences of the rule of law, with a particular interest in violence. He is currently working on a book project examining the impact of political culture on violence.

Sean Dinces is the Allan H. Selig Assistant Professor of American History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he teaches courses in American urban and sport history. He is currently at work on a book manuscript on the economic history of the urban sports business in Chicago at the end of the twentieth century.

Yuval Feinstein is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel. He received a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research interests include comparative ethnicity and nationalism, sociology of war, public opinion, and civil-military relations. His past work was published in the American Sociological Review, Mobilization, the Journal of Israel Study, and Armed Forces and Society.

Michael Hechter is foundation professor of political science at Arizona State University and emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Washington. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his most recent book is Alien Rule (2013). His research revolves around three distinct themes: the first theme concerns the causes of nationalism and group solidarity, a second theme advances rational choice explanations of macrosocial outcomes, and a third concerns the role and measurement of individual values in social theory. [End Page 367]

Steven Pfaff is professor of sociology at the University of Washington. He is the author of Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany (2006) and of articles in the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Theory and Society, among other publications. His fields of research include comparative and historical sociology, collective action and social movements, the sociology of religion, and political sociology.

Nicolás M. Somma is associate professor of sociology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and associate researcher at the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES, Chile). He earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on social movements, political sociology, and comparative-historical sociology, especially in Chile and Latin America. His work has appeared in Comparative Politics, Party Politics, Acta Sociologica, The Sociological Quarterly, and the Journal of Historical Sociology, among other venues. [End Page 368]



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