Dr. Farshad AraghiChair of Sociology and Director of the Graduate Program
Farshad Araghi is the Chair of the Department of Sociology. He works in the areas of Global Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Agriculture and Human Displacement, and World-Historical Analysis. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations at Binghamton University and a visiting professor of Development Sociology at Cornell University where he offered graduate seminars in Social Theory, State Economy and Society in Global Context, and Global Perspectives on Rural Economy and Society. He has won several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, and the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. For the past six years he has been a co-editor of the International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food. His article, "Food Regimes and the Production of Value: Some Methodological Remarks," published in Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 30, No.2, was awarded the Eric Wolf prize for one of the two best articles appearing in Volume 30 of the journal.
Critical Perspectives in Social Theory (Graduate Seminar)
State Economy & Society in Global Context (Graduate Seminar)
Gender and Society
Seminar in Critical Sociology
Sociology in Film
Women & the World Economy
Women and Social Change
"Accumulation by Displacement: Ecology, Food, and the Crisis of Reproduction." Review. Forthcoming.
"The Invisible Hand and the Visible Foot: Peasants, Dispossession and Globalization." In Peasants and Globalization: Political Economy, Rural Transformation and the Agrarian Question, edited by A. H. and Cristobal Kay Akram-Lodhi. New York: Routledge. 2009.
“The Political Economy of the Financial Crisis,” Economic and Political Weekly 43 (45): 30-32.
"Regresando a lo histórico-mundial: una crítica del retroceso postmoderno en los estudios Agrarios," with Philip McMichael, ALASRU. Analisis Latinoamericano del medio rural 3 (October): 1-47. 2006.
Food Regimes and the Production of Value: Some Methodological Remarks," Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 30, No.2, pp. 41-70, 2003.
"The Great Global Enclosure of Our Times: Peasants and the Agrarian Question at the End of the Twentieth Century," pp. 145-160 in Fred Magdoff, Frederick H. Buttel and John Bellamy Foster (eds.), Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food and the Environment, New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001.
"The Local in the Global," International Journal of Sociology of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 8, No. 1.pp. 111-125, 2000.
"Two Theories of Development," in Richard Altchuler (ed.), The Living Legacy of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber: Applications and Analyses of Classical Sociological Theory by Modern Social Scientists, New York: Gordon Knot books, 1999.
Globalization and the World-Historical Method (with Philip McMichael, work in progress)
Global Food Regimes in Longue Durée (work in progress)