Michael D. Kennedy is professor of international and public affairs at the Watson Institute and professor in Brown's Department of Sociology. Professor Kennedy explores the relationship between knowledge practices and global transformations.
(2015) Substantial Revision to (2001) “Eastern European Studies: Culture” in James D. Wright (editor in chief) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, second edition. Volume 6. Oxford: Elsevier (pp. 805-809).
(2015) “Centering the Edge in the Shift from Inequality to Expulsion” Contemporary Sociology 44:1(11-14)
(2014) “Rewriting the Death and Afterlife of a Corporation: Bethlehem Steel” Biography 37:1(242-74)
(2014) “From Affirmative to Critical Solidarity in Politics” pp. 30-47 in Ernst Stetter, Karl Duffek and Ania Skrzypek (eds.) Framing a New Progressive Narrative FEPS Belgium. http://www.feps-europe.eu/en/news/586_next-left-vol-viii
(2013) “Mobilizing Justice across Hegemonies in Place: Critical Postcommunist Vernaculars” pp. 385-408 in Jan Kubik and Amy Linch, eds. Post-Communism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony. New York: SSRC/NYU Press.
(2013) “Russia’s Energy Relations in Europe and the Far East: Towards a Social Structurationist Approach to Energy Policy Formation” Journal of International Relations and Development 13:1:1-29 (Pami Aalto, David Dusseault, Michael D. Kennedy and Markku Kivinen)
(2012) “Circular Validations and Modes of Understanding from Socialism to Wall Street” Contemporary Sociology 41:4:456-60.
(2012) “Cultural Formations of the European Union: Integration, Enlargement, Nation and Crisis” pp. 17-50 in Rebecca Friedman and Markus Thiel (eds.) European Identity and Culture: Narratives of Transnational Belonging Aldershot: Ashgate.
(2012) “Environmental Knowledge Matters: Assessing Impacts of the Luce Foundation Initiative on Higher Education and Sustainability” (Michael D. Kennedy, J. Timmons Roberts, Alissa Cordner and Adam Kotin) www.luceenvironment.org
(2012) “How Are Russian Energy Policies Formulated? Linking the Actors and Structures of Energy Policy” (Pami Aalto, David Dusseault, Markku Kivinen and Michael D. Kennedy) pp. 20-42 in Pami Aalto (ed.) Russia’s Energy Policy: National, Interregional and Global Levels. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
(2011) “Cultural Formations of the Public University: Globalization, Diversity, and the State at the University of Michigan” pp. 457-99 in Diana Rhoten and Craig Calhoun (eds.) Knowledge Matters: The Public Mission of the Research University New York: Columbia University Press.
(2010) “Area Studies and Academic Disciplines across Universities: A Relational Analysis with Organizational and Public Implications” pp. 195-226 in David Wiley and Robert Glew (ed.) International and Language Education for a Global Future: Fifty Years of Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs East Lansing: Michigan State University Press.
(2010) “Soviet Studies, National Security, and the Production of ‘Useful’ Knowledge: A Discussion of Know Your Enemy and the Rise and Fall of Soviet Experts” Perspectives on Politics 8:1163-1166.
(2009) “On Public Sociology and its Professional, Policy, and Critical Complements in America and the Postcommunist World” Academic Studies from Lviv Sociological Forum “Traditions and Innovations in Sociology” ("Наукові студії львівського соціологічного форуму "Традиції та інновації в соціології") 201-12. http://www.watsoninstitute.org/pub_detail.cfm?id=1082
(2009) “Engaging Emerging Democracies” The Journal of the International Institute 16:2:10-12. (All publications from this journal are available here: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jii/)
(2008) “From Transition to Hegemony: Extending the Cultural Politics of Military Alliances and Energy Security” pp. 188-212 in Mitchell Orenstein, Steven Bloom, and Nicole Lindstrom (eds.) Transnational Actors in Central and East European Transitions. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
(2007) “Internationalism and Global Transformations in American Sociology” (Michael D. Kennedy and Miguel Centeno) pp 666-712 in Craig Calhoun (ed.) Sociology in America: A History. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press/An American Sociological Association Centennial Publication).
(2007) “Anger and Solidarity in Transition Culture” Labor History 48:1:81-88.
(2007) “Transition Culture and Postcommunist Capitalism in Georgia” (Michael D. Kennedy and Elizabeth Eagen) in The Caucasus and Globalization (Sweden) 1:2(2007): 53-57.
(2007) “Global Transformations and Cosmopolitical Social Science” (Michael D. Kennedy, Leslie Camilo, Alison Nau, Atef Said, and Hiro Saito) The Journal of the International Institute 14:2:11.
(2006) “Calhoun’s Critical Sociology of Cosmopolitanism, Solidarity, and Public Space” Thesis Eleven 84:73-89
(2005) “The Ironies of Intellectuals on the Road to Class Power” Theory and Society 34: 24-33.
(2005) “Public Relations: How Should the Scholarly and Political Communities Relate to Each Other?” Newsnet of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies 45:2:1-6.
(2004) “Ideological Diversity and Intellectual Responsibility in Area Studies and International Affairs” The Journal of the International Institute 11:2-3:8-9.
(2004) “What Have We Learned from the Study of Social Change in Poland?” (Michael D. Kennedy and Lucyna Kirwil) in International Journal of Sociology 34:3:3-14.42. 22:2:315-27.
(2004) “Poland in the American Sociological Imagination” Polish Sociological Review 4(148) ’04 361-83 and in Wlodzimierz Wesolowski and Jan Wlodarek (eds.) Polska, Europa, Swiat (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe SCHOLAR)
(2004) “Root Causes of Human Insecurity” (a synthesis based on facilitations by Christopher Andrew and Michael Kennedy, with the support of rapporteurs Andrzej Frank and Nicola Mee) in A New Security Paradigm The Cambridge Security Seminar, 30 and 30 July 2003, A Seminar Record. Cambridge: C-SIS and Cambridge Review of International Affairs. www.cambridgesecurity.net/pdf/new_security_paradigm.pdf
(2004) “Constituting Sacred Spaces, Producing Heretical Knowledge” (David William Cohen and Michael D. Kennedy) in David William Cohen and Michael D. Kennedy (eds.) Responsibility in Crisis: Knowledge Politics and Global Publics (University of Michigan Scholarly Publishing Office).
(2004) “Sacred Spaces and Heretical Knowledge: National Universities and Global Publics” (Kathleen Canning, David William Cohen and Michael D. Kennedy) in David William Cohen and Michael D. Kennedy (eds.) Responsibility in Crisis: Knowledge Politics and Global Publics (University of Michigan Scholarly Publishing Office)
(2004) “Transforming Globalization’s University and the Challenge of Difference in an Age of Belligerence” ” in David William Cohen and Michael D. Kennedy (eds.) Responsibility in Crisis: Knowledge Politics and Global Publics (University of Michigan Scholarly Publishing Office)
(2003) “Institutional Capacities and Global Transformations” The Journal of the International Institute 11:1:8-9.
(2003) “International Common Sense” LSAmagazine Fall, pp, 28-29
(2003) “Culture, War, and Humility around a University of the World” The Journal of the International Institute 10:3: 12-13.
(2003) “The Contradictions and Contentions of Internationalism” The Journal of the International Institute 10:2:14-15.
(2002) “Globalization is US?” The Journal of the International Institute 10:1:12-13
(2002) “North American Universities and the World: Sacred Spaces and Heretical Knowledge” (with David William Cohen) The Journal of the International Institute 10:8
(2002) “Cultural Formations of Postcommunism after September 11” Items and Issues: Social Science Research Council 3:1-2:19-20
(2002) “Whose Biographies and Histories?” The Journal of the International Institute 9:3:14-15.
(2002) “Religion, Security and Violence in Global Contexts” The Journal of the International Institute 9:2:8-9.
(2001) “Postcommunist Capitalism, Culture and History” American Journal of Sociology 106:4: 1138-51
(2001) “Eastern European Studies: Culture” in Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Bates (Editors-in-Chief) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Amsterdam: Pergamon.
(2001) “A Cultural Analysis of Homosocial Reproduction and Contesting Claims to Competence in Transitional Firms” pp. 407-44 in Daniel R. Denison (ed.) Managing Organizational Change in Transitional Economies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
(2001) “Globalizing Knowledge through Area Studies” The Journal of the International Institute 9:1:12-13.
(2001) “Engaging Globalization’s Difference” The Journal of the International Institute 8:3(10-11).
(2001) “Globalization’s University Challenge” The Journal of the International Institute 8:2(4-5).
(2000) “The Global Politics of Intellectual and Institutional Responsibility” The Journal of the International Institute 8:1 (12-13)
(2000) “Extending Contextual Expertise” The Journal of the International Institute 7:3:(12-13)
(2000) “On Collaboration and Diversity” The Journal of the International Institute 7:2:(14-15)
(2000) “Globalizations and Social Movements” (John Guidry, Michael D. Kennedy and Mayer Zald) in Globalizations and Social Movements: Culture, Power and the Transnational Public Sphere (John Guidry, Michael D. Kennedy and Mayer Zald, eds.) (University of Michigan Press).
(2000) “The Spatial Articulation of Identity and Social Issues: Estonia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan through Focus Groups” in Kimitaka Matuzato (ed.) Regions: a Prism to View the Slavic-Eurasian World. Towards a Discipline of 'Regionology’. Sapporo: Slavic Research Center.
Beginning with studies of intellectuals and professionals in East European social movements and systemic change, Kennedy now works on cultural politics, knowledge networks and global transformations, attending especially to the European Union, nationalism, universities, social movements, and energy security in these terms.
I teach in both sociology and international studies. In the former, I have taught about social theory, social change, inequality, politics, culture, knowledge, and martial arts. Sociology informs my approach to international studies, and in that domain I have taught about transformations, area studies - especially in Europe and Eurasia, and nationalism, religion, socialism, democracy and violence in global and comparative perspective.
SOC 0010 - Culture, Power and Social Change. Spring 2017.
SOC 1871R - Knowledge Networks and Global Transformation. Fall 2015.
SOC 1871Z - Martial Arts, Culture, and Society. Fall 2014.
SOC 1872F - Solidarity and Social Change. Fall 2016.
SOC 1950 - Senior Seminar. Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016.
SOC 2960Q - Sociology of Culture and Knowledge. Spring 2015, Fall 2016.