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.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Profile at the Population Studies Center

Articles & Chapters

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.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, "Conflict and Compatibility? Developmental Idealism and Gendered Differences in Marital Choice." Journal of Marriage and Family

Recent Pub

Thornton, Dorius, Swindle, Young-Demarco, Moaddel. "Middle Eastern Beliefs about the Causal Linkages of Development to Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights." Sociology of Development.

Recent Pub

Kiss, Tamás. "Escaping the "Balkanizing" Gaze? Perceptions of Global and Internal Developmental Hierarchies in Romania." East European Politics and Societies.

Reading History Sideways

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

Video Lecture

Arland Thornton speaks on "Developmental Idealism: The Cultural Foundations of Worldwide Development Programs"

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