The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

April 11 – Peter Stamatov on “The Origins of Moral Globalization”

Peter Stamatov

Yale University


The Origins of Moral Globalization:
Advocating the Rights of Distant Strangers in European Modernity

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:00pm
Rm 5114 History Lounge

Peter Stamatov (Ph.D., UCLA 2006) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University.  He is the author of The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religions, Empires, and Advocacy (Cambridge, 2013) and of several articles in, among others, The American Sociological Review and Theory and Society.  His work addresses debates in the sociology of culture, religion and global processes from a comparative historical perspective.  He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Contested Profits of Empire that examines political struggles over the moral norms governing imperial trade in eighteenth-century Britain, an antecedent of contemporary campaigns for the protection of workers’ rights in the Global South.

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A light lunch will be served. Seating is free but limited.

PhD Program in History           
PhD Program in Sociology
Committee for the Study of Religion
Committee on Globalization and Social Change

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