Peer-Reviewed Articles

 2020. A data-driven approach for characterizing community scale air pollution exposure disparities in inland Southern California. (Khanh Do, Haofei Yu, Jasmin Velasquez, Marilyn Grell-Brisk, Heather Smith, Cesunica Ivey) DOI:10.1016/j.jaerosci.2020.105704

2019. Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations: World-Systems Theory. In Oxford Bibliography in International Relations. e.d. Patrick James. New York: Oxford University Press. (Christopher Chase-Dun, and Marilyn Grell-Brisk) DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199743292-0272 (IROWS pdf version)

2019. Arrested Development? Sub-Saharan Africa in the Stratified World-Economy 1965-2015. Journal of Contemporary African Studies 37 (1): 93-111 (Marilyn Grell-Brisk) DOI: 10.1080/02589001.2019.1585525

Sub-Saharan Africa position in world-system

2018. Eluding National Boundaries: A case study of commodified citizenship and the transnational capitalist class. Societies 8 (35). (Marilyn Grell-Brisk)

Total reported number of citizenship sold

2017. China and Global Economic Stratification in an Interdependent World. Palgrave Communications 3. DOI: 10.1057/palcomms.2017.87. (Marilyn Grell-Brisk

Book Chapters

Forthcoming. Wallerstein, Immanuel. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Edited by George Ritzer and Chris Rojek. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/9781405165518 (Marilyn Grell-Brisk and Christopher Chase-Dunn)

2020. Mind the Gap! Clustered Obstacles to Mobility in Core/Periphery Hierarchy. In Frontiers of Globalization Research: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches. 2nd Edition. e.d. Ino Rossi. New York: Springer. (Marilyn Grell-Brisk and Christopher Chase-Dunn)

Military Power Distribution

2019. “Stratification in the World-Economy: The Semiperiphery and Periphery.” In The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialistm and Anti-Imperialism. 2nd Edition. e.d. Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope. London: Palgrave McMillan. (Marilyn Grell-Brisk)

Percent of Sub-Saharan Africa in the periphery and semiperiphery from 1965 through 2015. (left to right).

2016. Uneven and Combined Development in the Sociocultural Evolution of World-Systems. In Historical Sociology and World History: Uneven and Combined Development over the long durée, e.d. Alexander Anievas and Kamran Matin. London: Rowman & Littlefield. (Christopher Chase-Dunn and Marilyn Grell-Brisk)

Book Reviews

2019. “Salvatore Babones. American Tianxia: Chinese money, American power and the end of history.” Journal of World-Systems Research [Online], (25)2: 503-507. Web. 23 Sep. 2019. doi:

2019. “Manuela Boatca, Andrea Komlosy, and Hans-Heinrich Nolte, eds. Global Inequalities in World-System Perspective: Theoretical Debates and Methodological Innovations.” Journal of World-Systems Research [Online], (25)1: 194-199. Web. 23 Jul. 2019. doi:

Public Sociology

The SDGs and Hierarchy in the World-Economy available at Fridays with MUNPlanet. (

Untenured Tracks – Episode 50. Teaching and Scholarship in the Pandemic.