Curriculum Vitae

  • Professor, Sociology Department


Research Summary

World Cities/Global Cities Urban Networks Urbanization Globalization Mississippi Delta

Research Statement

1. Globalization and the world system of cities. Network analysis of political, social, cultural relations among the world's large cities, identifying relaitons of dominance and subordination in the world-system, including outcomes for people in terms of social stratification, socioeconomic "development," and transnational and intra-national socio-political relations. 2. Poverty policy and economic development policy in underdeveloped rural regions of the United State, particularly in the Mississippi Delta.

Research Keywords

  • world cities, Interest Level: 1
  • urbanization, Interest Level: 1
  • Rural Studies, Interest Level: 3
  • Community Development or Revitalization, Interest Level: 2
  • Chinese urbanization, Interest Level: 1

Research Groups

  • Jianmei Hao, Graduate Student. Sociology. 10/2010 - present.
  • Joergen Bro, Graduate Student. Sociology. 08/2008 - present.
  • Jonathon Westover, Graduate Student. Sociology. 08/2007 - 07/2010.
  • Xiulian Ma, Graduate Student. Sociology. 08/2002 - 07/2009. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Collaborative Proposal: Processes and Mechanisms of Global City Formation in China. PI: M. Timberlake. Co-PI(s): Y.D. Wei. National Science Foundation, 07/01/2011 - present. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • “Korean cities in the global economy: Asian city system perspective” . PI: Kyung-Ho Shin. Co-PI(s): M. Timberlake. Academy of Korean Studies, 07/01/2009 - present. Total project budget to date: $2,400.00
  • City and State Relations under Globalizaton. PI: M. Timberlake. Co-PI(s): X. Ma. National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, 07/01/2008 - present. Total project budget to date: $7,500.00
  • Modeling Targeted Control of Geographic Spread of H5N1 Avian Influenza by Linking Bird Migration, Poultry Distribution Network with Human Settlements. PI: Bing Xu. Co-PI(s): M. Samore, M. Timberlake, W. Xu. University of Utah, 07/01/2007 - present. Total project budget to date: $88,000.00
  • Changing Opportunities for the Poor in theRural Mississippi Delta. PI: M. Timberlake. University of Utah, 07/01/2007 - 07/01/2008. Total project budget to date: $5,500.00
  • Collaborative Research: Globalization and the Network of World Cities: A Pilot Study. PI: M. Timberlake. Co-PI(s): D. Smith, J. Kentor. National Science Foundation, 07/01/2004 - 07/01/2005. Total project budget to date: $50,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Migration, Global Cities, and Polarization. PI: Michael Timberlake. Co-PI(s): Matthew Sanderson, Ben Derudder. 04/01/2011 - present.
  • Dependent Development in the Mississippi Delta. PI: Michael Timberlake. Co-PI(s): Bruce Williams, Judy Maynard. 08/08/2008 - present.