Shawn F. Dorius Shawn F. Dorius

Ph.D., Sociology & Demography, The Pennsylvania State University, 2010
M.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2004
B.S., Sociology, Brigham Young University, 1998

Dr. Dorius is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan. His academic interests broadly center on macro-comparative stratification and social change. Dr. Dorius research focuses on global inequality and transnational social change. In his dissertation, he developed a theoretical framework for studying inter-country and global inequality in non-pecuniary variables and reports inter-country inequality trends in health, education, fertility, and income for much of the last two centuries. In recent working papers, he measures change in national prestige from 1700-2000 and global status hierarchies from 1870-2010.

Articles & Chapters

Dorius, Shawn F., and Jeffrey Swindle. 2019. "Developmental Idealism in Internet Search Data." Sociology of Development, 5(3): 286.

Thornton, Arland, Shawn F. Dorius, Jeffrey Swindle, Linda Young-Demarco, and Mansoor Moaddel. 2017. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development, 70(94): 70-94.

Thornton, Arland, Shawn F. Dorius, and Jeffrey Swindle. 2015. "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of World Development Programs." Sociology of Development, 1(2): 277-320. PDF.

Event

Dec 8: Arland Thornton revisits his 2001 PAA Presidential Address on "Reading History Sideways."

Recent Pub

Special Issue On Developmental Idealism, Sociology of Development, 2019.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Thornton, Mitchell, and Young-Demarco. "The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marital Attitudes, Expectations, and Timing." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

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