Johanna Bockman

Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

George Mason University

Johanna Bockman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Affairs at George Mason University. She uses comparative and historical methods, moving beyond studies of nation states to explorations of transnational trends, such as neoliberalism and the non-aligned movement. Her book Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism was published by Stanford University Press. She just completed a translation (with Ariane Fischer) of and a preface to Karl Polanyi's 1922 article "Socialist Accounting."

She is now working on two projects. The first project is a reexamination of the 1980s debt crisis from the perspectives of the socialist and non-aligned worlds. This reexamination integrates the New International Economic Order (NIEO), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Yugoslav economic advising in South America (Chile and Peru in particular), and the socialist origins of today's economic globalization. The second project explores globalization, neoliberalism, and gentrification in Washington, DC. She reports on this project on her blog "Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward 6." She teaches urban sociology and is a founding member of the Cities and Globalization Working Group. She is also the 2014-2016 president of the DC Sociological Society.