Francesco G. Duina
Professor of Sociology
Pettengill Hall, Room 263
B.A., M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Francesco Duina is Professor of Sociology and a faculty member of the European Studies Program at Bates.
He is also Honorary Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, where he was Professor and Head of Sociology during 2013-2015.
Professor Duina has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Business and Politics at the Copenhagen Business School since 2004. He taught at Harvard from 1998 to 2000.
He is currently serving as an elected Council member of the Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association. Between 2010 and 2015, Francesco was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Public Policy. Since 2010, he has been on the Advisory Editorial Board of Economy and Society.
Francesco’s work broadly addresses the enduring relevance of nation states in the age of globalization. Most of his writing has focused on two specific topics: (a) how countries shape, and are affected by, international organizations and (b) the contours of American culture.
In disciplinary terms, his research falls within the areas of economic sociology, international political economy, and the sociology of culture. In theoretical terms, most of his work is grounded in historical and sociological institutionalism.
Francesco has published numerous chapters and articles in leading journals such as Economy and Society, Journal of European Public Policy, Review of International Political Economy, Review of International Studies, New Political Economy, Social Movement Studies, and Regulation & Governance.
He has authored six books. Three focus on American culture:
Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country (Stanford University Press 2018). Numerous media outlets have covered the book. It was featured, for instance, on Maine Public Radio (Maine Calling) and in an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession (Princeton University Press 2011). The book has attracted considerable media attention and was featured on two radio shows: WNPR Connecticut Public Radio (Where We Live) and WAMC Northeast Public Radio (Academic Minute).
The other three books examine the ongoing importance of nation states in international organizations, as well as other related themes in international political economy and economic sociology:
The Social Construction of Free Trade: The EU, NAFTA, and Mercosur (Princeton University Press 2006). The book was translated into Chinese in 2009, and won the American Library Association Award for an Outstanding Academic Book.
Institutions and the Economy (Polity Press 2011).
Harmonizing Europe: Nation States within the Common Market (SUNY Press 1999) .