Experts for Press Interviews

Globalization

Professor Jozsef Borocz studies long-term transformations of the global system. His most recent book examines how the European Union, an historically unprecedented, large and powerful public authority that has become neither a state nor an empire, makes sense in spite of the obvious political, economic and social obstacles to its emergence and survival.  Professor Borocz, the immediate past director of the Institute for Hungarian Studies at Rutgers, is an internationally recognized expert on the economic, political and cultural sociology of Eastern Europe during and after state socialism, and has ongoing research interests in comparative work on borders, exclusion, and migration.
Title:  Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Ethel Brooks studies protest movements for workers’ rights in Asia, Latin America, and the U.S.  Her recent book, Unraveling the Garment Industry explores the politics of labor and how such politics help to define the possibilities and abuses of a globalized economy.  Professor Brooks can also comment on the race, class, and gender assumptions central to powerful consumer boycotts, and the ways in which these assumptions can unintentionally reinforce the very economic forces they intend to fight. 
Title:  Associate Professor, Rutgers Departments of Sociology
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Professor Ethel Brooks is currently examining the treatment of Romani people (Gypsies) around the world.   She is carrying out research on representations and practices of “being” Romani in various sites of the nation-state.  Brooks is one of a handful of Romani University scholars worldwide, and it has been especially critical for her to explore the comparative meanings and practices of Holocaust and post-Holocaust amongst groups affected by it both directly and indirectly. Her work on Romani people, citizenship, land tenure and violence engages post-colonial cultural formations and migrant communities alongside large native and migrant Romani populations from various parts of Europe and the United States.
Title:  Associate Professor, Rutgers Departments of Sociology
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Professor Ethel Brooks works on the rhetorical and ideological tropes that have been presented in concepts like the "war on terror" and in how the Muslim world is depicted, produced and reconfigured through processes of war, colonialism and the rhetoric of the “clash of civilizations.”  Specifically, the research she has been carrying out in the US and Pakistan examines the targeting of South Asians and Muslims as part of a larger redrawing of the boundaries of citizenship, the labor market, the family and community. 
Title:  Associate Professor, Rutgers Departments of Sociology
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