Korzeniewicz, Roberto Patricio

Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz came to the University of Maryland in 1993. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences.

Korzeniewicz is a comparative and historical sociologist. In one line of research, Professor Korzeniewicz studies different dimensions of global inequality (e.g., between countries, within countries, and between men and women). A second line of research focuses on social movements, particularly in Latin America.

Using a World-Systems approach, his recent work has examined the interaction between globalization, inequality and structural adjustment policies, as well as patterns of response and participation by civil society to free trade agreements in the Americas. His latest book is Unveiling Inequality: A World-Historical Perspective (NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2009).