Eric Slater

Eric Slater

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Dammann Hall, Room G8
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-10:30AM
(914) 798-2732

About Me

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.

Current Courses
Introduction to Sociology
Advanced Research Project
Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton
Bachelor of Arts, SUNY Binghamton
Feature Publications


“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)


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

REVIEW, XXIX, 3, 2006

Awards & Grants

PEWS Book Award, 2001