Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Distinguished Professor and Mellichamp Chair in Globalization

Office Location

SSMS 2115


Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Distinguished Professor of Global Studies and Sociology and Mellichamp Chair in Globalization at University of California Santa Barbara. Research interests focus on connectivity (Connectivity and global studies, 2021), Covid-19 (Covid-19 and Governance, 2021) and multicentric globalization (Multipolar globalization, 2018). He is the author or editor of 30 books.

Early work concerns cultural studies, Eurocentrism, multiculturalism and ethnicity (Globalization and Culture, 2019; Ethnicities and global multiculture, 2007; The Decolonization of Imagination, 1997), race (White on Black, 1992), imperialism (Empire and Emancipation, 1989; Globalization or Empire? 2004), social theory (Emancipations Modern and Postmodern, 1992) and social movements (Globalization and social movements, 2001). The second cycle concerns development studies (Development Theory, 2010), comparing Southeast and Northeast Asia (Changing constellations of Southeast Asia, 2017), capitalism in Asia (Capitalisms in Asia, 2018), China (China’s contingencies and globalization, 2017), Brazil (Brazil Emerging, 2013), East Asia (Globalization and development in East Asia, 2012), the Emirates (Perspectives from the Gulf, 2010), emerging economies (Globalization and Emerging Societies, 2009), humanitarian intervention (World Orders in the Making, 1998), the US (Beyond the American Bubble, 2008) and futures studies (Global Futures, 2000).

He was previously at Maastricht University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and University of Amsterdam. He has held visiting professorships at National University of Malaysia, Freiburg University, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, JNU New Delhi, Shanghai University, fellowships at Stockholm University, Indiana University and EHESS Paris and has lectured in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chechia, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, UK and US. He edits book series with Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan. URL www.jannederveenpieterse.com