Rich Appelbaum

Rich Appelbaum
Faculty Research Affiliate (Emeritus)

Specialization

Richard P. Appelbaum is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Global and International Studies. Dr. Appelbaum’s affiliation with CITS stems from his interest in the working class and new technologies. He is currently engaged in a research project on high technology development (focusing on nanotechnology) in China.

Bio

Richard P. Appelbaum is a Research Professor of Sociology and Global and International Studies, the MacArthur Chair in Global and International Studies and Sociology, and co-PI at the NSF-funded Center for Nanotechnology in Society. He has received a Chapter Award from the American Planning Association, the Douglas McGregor Award for Excellence in Behavioral Science Research, and the Best Book Award in the Marxist Section of the American Sociological Association, for Behind the Label, 2001. He is currently engaged in two principal research projects: a multi-disciplinary study of labor conditions in supply chain networks in the Asian-Pacific Rim, and a study of high technology development (focusing on nanotechnology) in Asia and Latin America.