Governance; state administration; international comparative sociology; development; elite migration; classical social theory
Her book manuscript, "Subcultural Bureaucracy," examines niches of effective governance within conventionally weak states, arguing that the conditions that support emergent cultures of Weberian-style bureaucracy—in places like Ghana—are different from those associated with the hegemonic bureaucratic administration familiar in the West.
The #Foodporn Phenomenon Began With Porn
Dec 15, 2017
Faculty Fellow Erin Metz McDonnell's scholarship on the class and inequality issues related to food porn social media posts is cited in Playboy.
New Article by Erin Metz McDonnell: Patchwork Leviathan
Jun 27, 2017
“Within seemingly weak states, exceptionally effective subunits lie hidden,” writes Faculty Fellow Erin Metz McDonnell in a new article in the American Sociological Review.