International Sociology and International Sociology Reviews

Topic of the Month, October 2023

‘Poverty and inequalities’ is our Topic of the Month for October 2023. On this topic, enjoy Free Access to this article by Rob Clark (University of California, Riverside, USA) published in International Sociology, Income inequality in the post-2000 era: Development, globalization, and the state. Read on to know more about the author’s trajectory and work.

Rob Clark

Why are you working on this topic? Could you share an experience, a fact or a person who made you get engaged on that research?

R. Clark: My interest in cross-national research stems from my mother's experience as a child of refugees during the Spanish Civil War, as well as my father's research on political violence and globalization. Specifically, my research agenda focuses on international development, the distribution of income within and between countries, and the global spread of institutions across the world polity. Collectively, my prior and current work addresses questions of political economy and social change at the global level.

What would you emphasize about your academic trajectory? Can you highlight which have been your academic positions, universities, awards, departments and research centers?

R. Clark: I am currently Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University in 2007. Before moving to California in 2020, I was at the University of Oklahoma.