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
Minnesota 2004 

Journal Articles

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Dilemmas of Nation-Building in Post-Colonial, Racially Divided States, International Social Science Journal (2009)
 

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Nation-Building in Post-Colonial Nation-States: The Cases of Tanzania and Fiji (with Ronald Aminzade), International Social Science Journal (2009)
 

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Emerging indigenous governance: Ainu rights at the intersection of global norms and domestic institutions (with Zachary Johnson and Monique Murphy), ALTERNATIVES: Global, Local, Political (2008)
 

Contributions to Books/Essays

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Debate (with Gary Alan Fine), The Praeger Handbook of American High Schools, Volume 1 (2007)
 

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Neo-liberalism and Racial Redress: Indigenization and Politics in Tanzania and Fiji (with Ronald Aminzade), Politics and Neoliberalism: Structure, Process and Outcome (2007)