Larson pursues research interests at the intersection of economic sociology,
political sociology, and the sociology of law, examining the processes through which
economic institutions and actors are constructed in a global environment and how these
constructions shape subsequent economic activity.
He has been engaged in two research projects: a study of small, new stock exchanges in
Fiji, Ghana, and Iceland and an examination of affirmative action policies targeted
toward groups identified as indigenous.
EDUCATION: BA Hamline University 1992, MA University of Minnesota 1997, PhD University of
Contributions to Books/Essays
Debate (with Gary Alan Fine), The Praeger Handbook of American High Schools, Volume 1 (2007)