Erin McDonnell

Kellogg Associate Professor of Sociology; Concurrent Associate Professor, Keough School of Global Affairs

Erin McDonnell

744 Flanner Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-2578
erin.mcdonnell@nd.edu

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Erin McDonnell

Kellogg Associate Professor of Sociology; Concurrent Associate Professor, Keough School of Global Affairs

Expertise

Governance; state administration; international comparative sociology; development; elite migration; classical social theory

At the Keough School

Erin Metz McDonnell is a concurrent associate professor of sociology in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. She also is a faculty fellow of the Keough School’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies.

Research and Publications.

Erin Metz McDonnell (PhD sociology, Northwestern University) is a Kellogg Associate Professor of Sociology. She is a theorist whose research engages organizational, political, cultural, and economic sociology. Her book Patchwork Leviathan: Pockets of Bureaucratic Effectiveness in Developing States, was published in 2020 by Princeton University Press.

McDonnell’s work focuses on how social organization affects economic outcomes, from consumer groups to administrative capacity in African states.

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