Besnik Pula is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Study of Social Organization at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Michigan and holds an M.A. degree in Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. degree in political science from Hunter College. His research interests are in development as seen from the perspectives of historical sociology and comparative political economy. He has taught at Binghamton University, Haverford College, New York University and the University of Prishtina. In 2010-12 he was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. His research has appeared in Theory and Society, Nationalities Papers, Political Power and Social Theory, and in volumes published by Duke University Press and Routledge, among others. Starting fall 2014, he will be joining the Department of Political Science at Virginia Tech as an Assistant Professor.
This blog is sort of a workbench for experimenting with ideas and new research, and on occasion serves as a platform to give an opinion on some historical process of importance. All views are personal.