Associate Professor of Sociology
Peter Stamatov (Ph. D., University of California Los Angeles, 2006) is Associate Professor of Sociology. He works in the areas of sociology of culture and religion, comparative-historical sociology, and the sociology of global and transnational processes. His current research focuses on the intersections of popular politics and religious organizations in early-modern and modern Europe, as well as in the context of imperial expansion overseas. He is completing a book manuscript for the Cambridge University Press entitled The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religion, Empires, and Advocacy. A related project traces the institutional genesis of modern forms of popular political mobilization in Britain and the United States in the first half of the nineteenth-century. In his earlier work he has addressed issues of ethnicity and nationalism, as well as the political implications of cultural production and consumption.
- Stamatov, Peter (2011). “The Religious Field and the Path-Dependent Transformation of Popular Politics in the Anglo-American World, 1770-1840,” Theory and Society, 40, 2011, 437-473.
- Stamatov, Peter (2010). “Activist Religion, Empire, and the Emergence of Modern Long-Distance Advocacy Networks,” American Sociological Review, 75:607-628.
- Brubaker, Rogers, Mara Loveman, and Peter Stamatov (2004). “Ethnicity as Cognition [pdf],” Theory and Society, 33: 31-64.
- Stamatov, Peter (2002). “Interpretive Activism and the Political Uses of Verdi’s Operas in the 1840s [pdf],” American Sociological Review, 67: 345-366.
- Stamatov, Peter (2000). “The Making of a ‘Bad’ Public: Ethnonational Mobilization in Post-Communist Bulgaria [pdf],” Theory and Society, 29: 549-572.
Courses and Seminars
- SOCY130, Social Problems.
- SOCY152, Topics in Contemporary Theory.
- SOCY306, Empires and Imperialism.
- SOCY367, Citizenship and Civic Engagement.