Areas of Specialization
Theory; Political Economy; Globalization; Historical Methods; Feminist Methods
Shane Willson is a doctoral student in the Sociology department at the University of Kansas. He received a BA in Philosophy with a minor in Economics in 2006 and a master’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Political Economy in 2011, both from the University of Tennessee. His master’s thesis (available here) elaborates the macrohistorical causes of the financial crisis: neoliberal globalization, financialization, and world hegemony.
Shane’s main interests lie in comparative historical methods, political economy, Feminism, and Frankfurt School critical theory.
His current projects include (1) a historical look at derivatives in the world-system and (2) an exploration of feminist standpoint epistemology and its utility as a practical research method.
Spring 2016 Courses
- Soc 104 Elements of Sociology, discussion sections