James H. Mittelman
James H. Mittelman, Distinguished Research Professor and University Professor Emeritus at American University, Washington, D.C.
James Howard Mittelman
November 29, 1944
|Title||Distinguished Research Professor and University Professor Emeritus|
|Spouse(s)||Linda J. Yarr|
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
Michigan State University
James Howard Mittelman (born November 29, 1944) is an American scholar and author. Born in Marinette, Wisconsin, he spent much of his early life in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a political economist noted for his analyses of globalization and development. Mittelman is a Distinguished Research Professor and University Professor Emeritus at American University's School of International Service in Washington, D.C.
After studying at the University of East Africa in Kampala, Uganda, Mittelman obtained his doctorate from Cornell University in 1971. Subsequently, he was a professor at Columbia University; the University of Denver, where he served as dean of the Graduate School of International Studies (today the Korbel School) from 1983–1987; and the City University of New York, where he was dean of the Faculty of Social Science, Queens College from 1987–1991. Mittelman also has held teaching and research appointments in Japan, Mozambique, Singapore, South Africa, and Uganda. In addition, he held the Pok Rafeah Chair in International Studies from 1997–1999 at the National University of Malaysia, was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study from 1998–1999 in Princeton, New Jersey, and is currently an Honorary Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki.
Mittelman has also served as the founding Director of the International Studies Program from 1981–1983 at The City College of the City University of New York, founding Chair of the Department of Comparative and Regional Studies from 1992–1994 at American University, and Vice President of the International Studies Association (ISA) from 2006–2007. In 2010, Mittelman was named the recipient of the ISA's Distinguished Scholar Award in International Political Economy, and in 2015 he was selected as an honoree of the ISA Global South Caucus. His books and articles have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Mittelman's primary research interests include:
|2018||Implausible Dream: The World-Class University and Repurposing Higher Education||Princeton University Press|
|2014||Social Theories of the Global||SAGE Publishing||co-edited with Paul James; Vol. 3 of Globalization and Politics|
|2011||Contesting Global Order: Development, Globalization, and Global Governance||Routledge|
|2010||Hyperconflict: Globalization and Insecurity||Stanford University Press||Winner of Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2010|
|2004||Whither Globalization? The Vortex of Knowledge and Ideology||Routledge|
|2001||Capturing Globalization||Routledge||co-edited with Norani Othman; Winner of the 2003 Gold Medal in the Social Sciences conferred by the National University of Malaysia|
|2000||The Globalization Syndrome: Transformation and Resistance||Princeton University Press|||
|1997||Out from Underdevelopment Revisited: Changing Global Structures and the Remaking of the Third World||Macmillan & St. Martin's Press||co-authored with Mustapha Kamal Pasha|
|1997||Innovation and Transformation in International Studies||Cambridge University Press||co-edited with Stephen Gill|
|1996||Globalization: Critical Reflections||Lynne Rienner Publishers|||
|1988||Out from Underdevelopment: Prospects for the Third World||Macmillan & St. Martin's Press|||
|1981||Underdevelopment and the Transition to Socialism: Mozambique and Tanzania||Harcourt Brace Jovanovich|||
|1975||Ideology and Politics in Uganda: From Obote to Amin||Cornell University Press|||
Mittelman has worked at the United Nations and with civil society organizations. His op-eds, letters to the editor, and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, and elsewhere. He has made numerous appearances on radio and television.
Mittelman is married to Linda J. Yarr, a research professor at George Washington University. They have three children.