My research lies in the areas of political and
global-transnational sociology with quantitative and
comparative-historical approaches. I am particularly
interested in non-routine forms of contentious politics,
such as revolution and political violence, and the
impact of globalization on states and societies.
Currently, I am working on a series of projects on the
global dimensions of revolution, terrorist repertoire
classification and formation, and how knowledge
accumulates through methods of comparative analysis.
I enjoy teaching and see it is an integral part of
scholarship. My recent course topics include social
movements, social theory, and research methodology.
Until 2015, I am Secretary-Treasurer of the American
Sociological Association's Global
and Transnational Sociology Section. I also have
served on award committees for G&TS and the Comparative-Historical
Sociology Section. At Pomona, I co-founded the Social Science