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About Celso M Villegas

Celso M. Villegas joined the Kenyon community in 2011 as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies. His substantive research interests lie in the nexus between political economy, culture, and democracy in the developing world, particularly in Latin America and Southeast Asia. He also focuses on comparative-historical methodology, looking at how historical sociologists conceptualize time.
Villegas has published work on comparative-historical methodology and comparative middle-class formation in the Philippines, South Korea, Ecuador and Venezuela. He is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Social Origins of Distinction and Democracy: Revolutions "from the Middle" in the Philippines and Latin America.
Villegas teaches courses on the comparative history of democratization, civil society, comparative-historical methods, sociological theory, identity formation in the Global South and an introductory course in sociology, "Public Life."


Present Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kenyon College

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P: (740) 427-5794
Ralston House 101


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