Christopher Chase-Dunnis Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California-Riverside. His recent research focuses on intersocietal systems, including both the modern global political economy and earlier regional world-systems.
Christine Petit is a graduate student of sociology at University of California-Riverside. Her research interests include inequality, social movements, and law and legal repression. Petit is also a co-author of "North-South Contradictions and Bridges at the World Social Forum" in North and South in the World Political Economy (2008) and "The Contours of Color at the World Social Forum: Reflections on Racialized Politics, Representation, and the Global Justice Movement in Critical Sociology" (2008).
Richard Niemeyer is a graduate student at University of California-Riverside. His primary research deals with long term economic and social change.
Robert A. Hanneman is Professor of Sociology in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of California-Riverside. His research areas include computational modeling (simulation) for theory construction, economic sociology, social networks, and political and military sociology.
Ellen Reese is Associate Professor of Sociology in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at University of California-Riverside. Her current research projects focus on struggles to promote the social rights of low-income and working people, especially low-income and working mothers, in the United States.
Dena L. Hawes holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University and her research interests include visual and performance art, conflict resolution practice and community building and development.
Harry Anastasiou is a core faculty of the Conflict Resolution Graduate Program and an affiliate of the International Studies Program at Portland State University. His academic endeavors have centered on Interethnic and International Peace and Conflict Studies, with practical contributions in the design, facilitation and implementation of interethnic conflict-resolution initiatives. For over a decade, he has been playing a leading role in the development and growth of a citizen-based peace movement in the ethnically divided island of Cyprus and in Greek-Turkish relations. Anastasiou has also been a participating member of "The Harvard Study Group," a bi-communal think-tank comprised of policy leaders and academics working on ideas and approaches for the peaceful resolution of the Cyprus problem. As an academic, he has published numerous works on peace and conflict issues, focusing on Cyprus, nationalism and interethnic conflict, peace building and the European Union.
Ayse Betül Çelik currently teaches at Sabanci University, in Istanbul, Turkey in the Social and Political Studies Program and in the Master's Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Her research interests include ethnic conflict, reconciliation, forced migration and peaceful resolution of intercultural conflicts.
Andrew Blum is currently the director of the ICONS Project at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, where he also teaches courses on international development and post-conflict reconstruction. He has also worked on conflict resolution and development projects in Guyana, Mexico, Azerbaijan, Estonia, and Kazakhstan. His research interests include state-minority relations, ethnic conflict, and the impact of conflict-affected environments on civil society.