Globalization, neoliberalism, gentrification, economic sociology, Eastern Europe, Washington, DC, socialism and postsocialism
Professor Bockman is a specialist in economic sociology, sociology of globalization, and East European Studies. Her book Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism was published last year by Stanford University Press and was recently translated into Korean. In her research, Bockman uses comparative and historical methods, moving beyond studies of nation states to explorations of transnational trends, such as neoliberalism and the non-aligned movement. She is now working on Yugoslav connections with South America (Chile and Peru in particular) and the 1980s debt crisis, as part of broader project on socialist globalizations and economic practices. Her blog Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward 6 explores globalization, neoliberalism, and gentrification in southeast DC. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of California, San Diego, in 2000.
To fund research and writing, Bockman has received fellowships and grants from various institutions, including the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), the Library of Congress’ John W. Kluge Center, Mason’s Center for Global Studies, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Bockman teaches courses in globalization studies, urban sociology, economic sociology, contemporary sociological theory, and sociology of international development.
Her book Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism was published by Stanford University Press. Her new projects are on socialist entrepreneurship, the 1980s debt crisis, Yugoslav socialism in Latin America, and gentrification in Washington, DC.
Reviews of Markets in the Name of Socialism:
Sarah Babb, American Journal of Sociology 118(4)(2013).
Nitsan Chorev, Contemporary Sociology 42(2013).
Zsuzsa Gille, Slavic Review 71(3)(2012).
Sarah Kolopp, "Les racines socialistes du neoliberalisme," La Vie des Idees, Feb. 1, 2012.
Robert MacPherson, PEWS News, Fall 2012.
"The Long Road to 1989: Neoclassical Economics, Alternative Socialisms, and the Advent of Neoliberalism," Radical History Review 2012(112): 9-42.
"Scientific Community in a Divided World: Economists, Planning, and Research Priority during the Cold War," Comparative Studies in Society and History 50 (July 2008): 581-613. Co-authored with Michael Bernstein.
"The Origins of Neoliberalism between Soviet Socialism and Western Capitalism: 'A galaxy without borders,"' Theory and Society 36(4) (2007): 343-371.
"Eastern Europe as a Laboratory for Economic Knowledge: The Transnational Roots of Neo-Liberalism," American Journal of Sociology 108 (2002): 310-352. Co-authored with Gil Eyal.
SOCI 320 - Social Structure and Globalization: Globalization in My Neighborhood.
SOCI 320 - Social Structure and Globalization: Socialist and Capitalist Globalizations.
SOCI 332 - The Urban World.
SOCI 712 - Contemporary Sociological Theory.
SOCI 804 - Sociology of Globalization.