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Zophia Edwards


Photo of faculty memberAssistant Professor

Contact Information:
Howley Hall 216


Ph.D. - Boston University

Brief Biography:

Zophia's research examines the impacts of colonialism and local labor movements on state formation and long-term development in the Global South, with a particular focus on resource-rich countries.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Comparative Historical Sociology, Sociology of Development, Postcolonial Sociology, Labor and labor movements, Race and Ethnic Relations

Recent Presentations:

Edwards, Zophia., Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association , Seattle, WA, "No Working Class, No Development: A Comparative-historical Analysis of Two Oil-rich Countries". August, 2016.

Edwards, Zophia., International Sociological Association, Vienna, Austria, "Labor, Agency, and State-building: Toward a Postcolonial Sociological Approach to Development". July, 2016.

Edwards, Zophia., Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Toronto, Canada, "Bringing the Colonized Back In: Colonial Legacies, Institutions, and Development in Trinidad and Tobago". November, 2014.

Edwards, Zophia., Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association , San Francisco, CA, "Blessing or Curse: Examining the Divergent Development Paths of Oil- and Mineral-rich Developing Countries". August, 2014.

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