Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Dammann Hall, Room G8
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30-10:30AM
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.