Fellow in Global Thought

Kevin Funk is a Fellow in Global Thought. He is a political economist and Latin Americanist who specializes in globalization, the politics of Brazil and Chile, and urban studies. He is also interested in the sociology of academic knowledge production, cultural analysis, and qualitative and interpretive methods.

Funk is the author of Rooted Globalism: Arab-Latin American Business Elites and the Politics of Global Imaginaries, which is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. His writings have also appeared in Journal of Cultural Economy, International Studies Perspectives, New Political Science, PS: Political Science & Politics, Journal of Politics in Latin America, and The Latin Americanist, as well as in numerous edited volumes.

Funk received his Ph.D. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Florida. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese and has conducted extensive international fieldwork.


Email: kf2685@columbia.edu