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Gilbert W. Merkx, Senior Research Scholar and Professor of the Practice of Sociology

Gilbert W. Merkx
Contact Info:
Office Location:  123 John Hope Franklin Center
Office Phone:  (919) 684-5830
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Web Page:  http://www.jhfc.duke.edu/ducis/


Ph.D.Yale University1968
M.A.Yale University1965
Research Interests:

I received my A.B. from Harvard University and my M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University. I have been a Fulbright scholar at the Universidad Nacional San Cristó bal de Huamanga in Ayacucho, Perú; a visiting scholar at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and a visiting scholar at the Latin Amerika Institutet, Stockholms Universität, in Stockholm, Sweden. I have taught on the faculties of Yale University; Göteborgs Universität, in Gothenburg, Sweden; and the University of New Mexico, where I was Professor of Sociology and Director of the Latin American and Iberian Institute. At Duke University I am Professor of the Practice of Sociology, Director of the Center for International Studies, and Vice Provost for International Affairs and Development. As Vice Provost, I am responsible for general oversight of Duke's numerous international and foreign language and area studies programs, development of Duke's programs and partnerships abroad, and furtherance of the internationalization of the University as a whole.

Areas of Interest:

Comparative/Historical Sociology,
Economy and Society,


International • Latin America • Iberia • Sociology • Economy • Society • Theory

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. GW Merkx, Select this elementArea and International Studies: Stakeholders, in The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (July, 2015), pp. 943-948, Elsevier Ltd.
  2. GW Merkx, The Latin American Research Review and the Evolution of Research on Latin America in the United States, in Política Criminal, Derechos Humanos, y Sistemas Jurídicos en el Siglo XX1 (July, 2015), pp. 513-523, Ediciones Depalma
  3. GW Merkx, Jewish Studies as a Subject of Latin American Studies, in Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, edited by MA Ehrlich, vol. II (July, 2015), pp. 703-705, ABC Clio
  4. GW Merkx, Jews in Latin America, in Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, edited by MA Ehrlich, vol. II (July, 2015), pp. 688-702, ABC Clio
  5. GW Merkx, Flow Systems, Catastrophes, and Public Policy, in Constructal Human Dynamics, Security, and Sustainability, edited by A Bejan and S Lorente and A Miguel and AH Reis (July, 2015), pp. 37-47, Amsterdam IOS Press

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