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 Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology and a faculty member of the European Studies Program at Bates College. He is also Chair of the Social Sciences Division (2022-2026).
Francesco has held appointments at Harvard University, Copenhagen Business School, and the University of British Columbia (where he was Professor and Head of Sociology during 2013-2015).
His work lies at the intersections of economic sociology, political sociology, and international political economy. He is especially interested in globalization, international organizations, and the continuing relevance of nation states. In that context, he has written on a variety of themes – such as international trade, competition, consumer policy, nationalism, democracy, law, and regional integration. Much of his work is comparative (Europe, the Americas, Asia, and beyond) and in theoretical terms adopts an institutionalist perspective.
Along with scholars from five other universities, Francesco is a partner in the Jean Monnet Network on Transatlantic Trade Politics (Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union) for 2020-2023. The initiative is led by Carleton University.
Articles and Chapters
Francesco has published articles in a wide range of political science and sociology journals. These include the Review of International Political Economy, Review of International Studies, New Political Economy, Regulation & Governance, Comparative European Politics, Social Movement Studies, Economy and Society, Journal of European Public Policy, International Sociology, Journal of European Integration, Contexts, and Territory, Politics, Governance.
Nine of those articles were co-authored with undergraduate students.
Francesco also has contributed chapters to edited volumes on the European Union and other international organizations, international trade, nationalism, the distinctiveness of national institutions, and related themes.
Francesco has authored six books on questions of national identity and nationalism, international organizations, and globalization:
Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country (Stanford University Press 2018). Numerous media outlets have covered the book. These include Salon.com, Minnesota Public Radio, Maine Public Radio, and i24 News TV. It won an Independent Publisher Book Award (2018) for Current Events.
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).
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).
Harmonizing Europe: Nation States within the Common Market (SUNY Press 1999) .
Edited Special Issues and Volumes
Francesco has co-edited Standardizing the World: EU Trade Policy and the Road to Convergence (Oxford University Press 2023):
He also edited States and Nations, Power and Civility: Hallsian Perspectives (University of Toronto Press 2019):
Supportive of the idea that academics should reach a wider audience, Francesco has written op-eds and thought pieces in venues such as the Los Angeles Times, Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle, Vancouver Sun, and EUobserver. He regularly appears at public events, such as this recent discussion on transatlantic digital trade, organized by the European Parliament Liaison Office (Washington D.C.) and Virginia Tech.
Between 2010 and 2015, Francesco was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of European Public Policy. Between 2015 and 2018, he served as an Elected Council Member of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Culture. He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of Economy and Society, and on the Editorial Board of Social Sciences.
Over the years, Francesco has held various consulting positions, starting with The Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) from 1996-2008.