My research interests include (1) contemporary and historical processes of globalization and financialization, (2) global inequality, social change and development, and (3) social and political movements (e.g. nationalist movements, labor unrest, social revolts, revolutions and warfare) in world history. I use a combination of quantitative and comparative-historical methods. I am particularly interested in explicating the interrelationship between social change and development at the global and local levels; in particular, the ways in which changes in the global political economy affect social and political movements, and class and ethnic-based hierarchies. My current research projects can be categorized under three major clusters.