Jeffrey Sommers has joined the REMESO, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society at Linköping University in Sweden as associated faculty. He will work on collaborative research with REMESO faculty that advances their research profile.
PhD, Northeastern University
Research & Teaching Interests
Research and teaching is conducted on the “spatial fixes” to crises of global capital accumulation. Further research to this end centers on the political economy of Africa’s (and its Diaspora) accelerated integration into new networks of accumulation. Other areas investigated are development studies, developmental states, international political economy and hegemonic transitions.
Sommers, J. W. (2017, March). “The Election: Failing Real Change, Hope Lost”. , 56-59.
Sommers, J. W., , & (2015, December). Race, Reality & Realpolitik: US/Haiti Relations in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. , 200. Lexington Press.
Sommers, J. W. (2013, March). "Необходимость нового экономического и экологического порядка." "The Need for a New Economic and Ecological Order.". Мир перемен Global Change, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1, 110-115.
Sommers, J. W., & Kagarlitsky, Boris (2011, June). Tides of Hegemonic Change: the Atypical Trajectory of the 1970s to Present B Phase Crisis. Political Economy on a World Scale: Essays in Memory of Andre Gunder Frank, 239-64. Routledge Press.
Sommers, J. W., & Berzins, J. (2011). Twenty Years Lost: Entropy and Latvia in the Post Soviet World. Dale, G. (Ed.). First the Transition, then the Crash: Eastern Europe in the 2000s, 119-42. London: Pluto.
Sommers, J. W. (2011, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Report on Wisconsin: Bob LaFollette’s Resurrection. International Union Rights, The International Centre for Trade Union Rights, 18(1), 18-9, cont. 13.
Woolfson, C., Thornqvist, C., & Sommers, J. W. (2010, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). The Swedish model and the future of labor standards after Laval. Industrial Relations Journal, Wiley-Blackwell, 41(4), 333–350.
Jeffrey Sommers’ Select Media Articles and Appearances
- MPTV’s International Focus, May 13, 2014
- The New York Times, February 24, 2014
- Financial Times, June 21, 2012
- The Guardian, September 16, 2011
- CounterPunch, January 18, 2011