Francesco Duina

Francesco G. Duina

Professor of Sociology



Pettengill Hall, Room 263

European Studies


B.A., M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

CV – September 2020

Francesco Duina is Professor of Sociology and a faculty member of the European Studies Program. He 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, regional integration, and the evolution and endurance 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 the design and functioning of international organizations. Much of his work focuses on Europe and North America, 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, Journal of European Integration, International Sociology, and other journals.

He also has contributed chapters to numerous edited volumes on the European Union and other cases of regional integration, international trade, nationalism, the distinctiveness of national institutions, and related themes.


Edited Special Issues and Volumes

Francesco co-edited special issues of the European Law Journal and Research in Political Sociology.

He also edited  States and Nations, Power and Civility: Hallsian Perspectives (University of Toronto Press in 2019).



Recent op-eds and writings appear in the Los Angeles Times, GuardianSan Francisco Chronicle,  Vancouver Sun, and EUobserver.



Francesco has authored six books:

UntitledBroke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country (Stanford University Press 2018). Numerous media outlets have covered the book. These include, 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).




Harmonizing Europe: Nation States within the Common Market (SUNY Press 1999) .




31ucQDu0xbL._SY90_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).


image003Life Transitions in America (Polity Press 2014).




Professional Service

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.