Eric Slater

Associate Professor, Chairperson


Dammann Hall, G8

Dr. Slater earned his B.A. and Ph.D. from the Sociology Department at Binghamton University (SUNY), which emphasizes the study of long-term, large-scale social change. At Binghamton he was a member of a research working group led by Giovanni Arrighi, which produced “Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System” - a comparison of periods in which one great power rises and another declines. Dr. Slater’s contribution dealt with the impact of labor and national liberation movements on the rise of American power.

He has also written on contemporary global cities and the colonial cities of medieval Europe; his current interests include the global salience of shantytowns and current changes in warfare and the policing of cities. Areas of specialization include urban studies, world-systems, historical sociology, social movements, and research methods.

Introduction to Sociology
Advanced Research Project

Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton
Bachelor of Arts, SUNY Binghamton
“Social Origins of World Hegemonies"

Arrighi, Silver, et al., Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System (Minnesota 1999; translations in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Italian)
Co-Author, Article

“Caffa: Early Western Expansion in the Late Medieval World, 1261-1475”

REVIEW, XXIX, 3, 2006
Author, Article

PEWS Book Award, 2001