Andreas Wimmer

Department: Sociology
BOX 951551
264 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551
Tel: 310-267-4302
Fax: 310-206-9838
Keywords: Latin America, Cultural Studies, Mexico, Comparative Latin America, Guatemala

Andreas Wimmer's research aims to understand the dynamics of nation-state formation, ethnic boundary making and political conflict from a comparative perspective (see current projects). He has pursued these themes across the disciplinary fields of sociology, political science, and social anthropology and amateured in various methodological and analytical strategies: field research in Oaxaca (Mexico) and Iraq, comparative historical analysis, quantitative cross-national research, network studies, formal modeling, the analysis of large-scale survey data, as well as policy oriented research.

Wimmer's articles have recently appeared (among other venues) in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, World Politics, Social Networks, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociological Theory, as well as leading German sociology and political science journals (download articles here). Some of these articles were lucky enough to win awards from the Comparative Historical, Political, Cultural, Mathematical, and Theory sections of the American Sociological Association as well as the Thyssen Prize for Best Article in the Social Sciences. This recent work has resulted in two new books.