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About Erik Larson

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; MA, PhD, University of Minnesota.
Larson has been teaching at Macalester since 2004.


Present Professor, Sociology, Macalester College



  • Criminal Behavior and Social Control
  • Political Sociology

Contact Information

Macalester College
Carnegie 207G
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Journal Articles (20)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books/Essays (3)