Berch Berberoglu, Ph.D.

Foundation Professor of Sociology
Berch Berberoglu


Berch Berberoglu is a foundation professor of sociology and former director of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1977. He has been teaching and conducting research at the University of Nevada, Reno for the past four decades.

His areas of specialization include globalization, international political economy, development, class structure, political sociology, nationalism and ethno-national conflict, class/race/gender and comparative-historical sociology. He is currently working on two new books titled America After Empire: The Promise and the Vision for a New America in the 21st Century, which will be published by Routledge in 2019 and Class and Inequality in a Global Era: Class Conflict and Social Inequality Today will be published by Emerald in 2020.

Research Interests

  • political economy
  • globalization
  • development
  • class analysis

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Turkish
  • Armenian


Berberoglu has written and edited 32 books and many articles. His most recent books include:

  • Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization (2002),
  • Globalization of Capital and the Nation-State (2003),
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict: Class, State, and Nation in the Age of Globalization (2004),
  • Globalization and Change: The Transformation of Global Capitalism (2005),
  • The State and Revolution in the Twentieth Century: Major Social Transformations of Our Time (2007),
  • Class and Class Conflict in the Age of Globalization (2009),
  • Globalization in the 21st Century: Labor, Capital, and the State on a World Scale (2010),
  • Beyond the Global Capitalist Crisis: The World Economy in Transition (Ashgate, 2012),
  • Political Sociology in a Global Era: An Introduction to the State and Society (Paradigm, 2013),
  • The Global Capitalist Crisis and Its Aftermath (2014),
  • Social Theory: Classical and Contemporary - A Critical Perspective (2017),
  • The Palgrave Handbook of Social Movements, Revolution, and Social Transformation (2018).

Berberoglu is series editor for Palgrave Macmillan for the book series "Social Movements and Transformation," for Routledge for the book series "Globalization, Crises, and Change" and for Emerald for the book series "Class and Inequality" and "Politics, State, and Society."


  • Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1977