Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice



Michael A. Elliott

Associate Professor

Office:   Liberal Arts, Room 3358
Phone:   410-704-2354
Fax:   410-704-2854

Michael A. Elliott, Ph.D.

Degree: Ph.D., Emory University, 2008

General Interests: world culture; human rights; medieval history; neo-institutional theory

Current Research:

“Decoupling Ratification and Respect: Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity in States' Human
Rights Practices,” (co-author).

“A Cult of the Individual for a Global Society: Human Rights in World Cultural Perspective.”

Selected Publications:

“World Heritage: Constructing a Universal Cultural Order,” (co-author) Poetics, 2012

“Monastic Asceticism and the Rationalization of Beer Making in the Middle Ages,” AVISTA Forum Journal, 2011.

“The Institutional Expansion of Human Rights, 1863-2003: A Comprehensive Dataset of
International Instruments” Journal of Peace Research, 2011.

“Façade Diversity: The Individualization of Cultural Difference” (co-author) International
, 2008.

“Human Rights and the Triumph of the Individual in World Culture,” Cultural Sociology, 2007.

Courses Taught:

SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 102: Introduction to Sociology (Honors)
SOCI 333: Political Sociology
SOCI 381: Sociological Theory
TSEM 102: Understanding Globalization







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