Peggy Levitt sociologist, author and professor




2017 “Response to Symposium on Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display,” Identities, 24:1, 55-61, DOI: 10.1080/1070289X.2016.1261488. DOWNLOAD


2016 Transnational Social Protection: Setting the Agenda. With Jocelyn Viterna, Armin Mueller, and Charlotte Lloyd. Oxford Development Studies, Studies, DOI:10.1080/13600818.2016.1239702. DOWNLOAD

 Social remittances and the changing transational political landscape. With Thomas Lacroix and Ilka Vari-Lavoisier. Comparative Migration Studies (2016) 4:16. DOWNLOAD


2020 “Catalyst and Reflection: The Role of Cultural Institutions in Public Diplomacy” (with Sarah Smith and Rebecca Selch) International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, work-in-progress. 

2020 “Who’s on the Syllabus? World Literature According to the US Pedagogical Canon” (with Markella Rutherford) Journal of World Literature, under review. 

2020 “Art Scenes Need A Lot More than Just Art”: Cultural Rescaling in Beirut, Buenos Aires, and Seoul” International Journal of Cultural Policy, under review.

2019 “Religious Transnational Social Protection: Expanding the Conversation (with Breda Gray) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, under review. 

2019 “Beyond the West: Barriers to Globalizing Art History” (with Kelly Rutherford) Art History Pedagogy and Practice, forthcoming in September 2019,

2019 “Explaining Variations in Scale-Shifting: The Role of Spatiality, Topography, and Infrastructure in Global Literary Fields. Revised and Resubmitted. 

2018 “Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Embracing Alternative Ways of Producing, Classifying, and Disseminating Knowledge (with Maurice Crul) Ethnoloska Tribina 41(48):3-50. DOWNLOAD

2018 Una Mirada Transnational Autoctonia Revista de Ciencias Sociales e Historia, Vol. 2(1): 1-25. DOWNLOAD

2018 “Social Welfare Gray Zones: How and Why Sub-National Actors Provides when Nations do Not” (with Erica Dobba, Sonia Parella, and Alisa Petroff), Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1432343. DOWNLOAD  

2017 “Professional Dissonance: Reconciling Occupational Culture and Authoritarianism in Qatar’s Universities and Museums” (with Geoff Harkness). Sociology of Development, 3(3):232-251. DOWNLOAD  

2017 ‘Religión y reescalamiento:¿cómo santo Toribio colocó a Santa Ana en el mapa transnacional religioso?” Desacatos  Vol. 55: 128-151. DOWNLOAD

2017 “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Coptic Museum in the Egyptian Cultural Landscape” (with Alexandra Parrs) International Journal of Cultural Policy, forthcoming. DOWNLOAD  

2017 “Rethinking “transnational migration and the re-definition of the state” or what to do about (semi-) permanent impermanence” (With Rafael de la Dehesa) Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol.40(9), 1520-1526. DOWNLOAD  

2017 "Transnational Social Protection: Setting the Agenda" (with Jocelyn Viterna, Armin Mueller and Charlotte Lloyd) Oxford Development Studies, Vol. 45 (1): 2-19. DOWNLOAD  

2017 “Reponses to Symposium on Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display” Identities. Vol 25(1): 55-61. DOWNLOAD  

2017 “The missing link? The role of subnational governance in transnational social protections” (With Erica Dobbs) Oxford Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2016.1271867. DOWNLOAD

2016 “Remapping and rescaling the religious world from below: The Case of Santo Toribio and Santa Ana de Guadalupe in Mexico” Current Sociology, pp. 1-19. DOI: 10.1177/0011392116670696. DOWNLOAD

2016 “Using the Local to Tell a Global Story: How the Peabody Essex Museum Became a World Class Museum.” Museum & Society, 14 (1) 146-159. DOWNLOAD

2016 “Understanding Immigration through Icons, Images, and Institutions: The Politics and Poetics of Putting the Globe on Display” Journal of Anthropological Research, 72(3): 272-288. DOWNLOAD 

2015 “Mobility and Health Sector Development in China and India” (with Jennifer Holdaway, Jing Fang, and N. Rajaram). Social Science and Medicine 130:268-275. DOWNLOAD

2015 “Transnational Politics as Cultural Circulation: Toward a Conceptual Understanding of Migrant Political Participation on the Move” (with Paolo Boccagni and Jean-Michel Lafleur): Mobilities, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2014.1000023 DOWNLOAD

“Traveling Faiths and Migrant Religions.” (with Diana Wong). Global Networks, Special Volume on Migration, Religion and Globalization, eds. Josh Dewind and Manuel Vásquez, 14(3): 348-362. DOWNLOAD

2013 “The Migration-Development Nexus and Organizational Time” (with N. Rajaram). International Migration Review 47(3):483-507. DOWNLOAD

2013 “Moving toward Reform? Mobility, Health, and Development in the Context of Neoliberalism.” (With N. Rajaram). Migration Studies 1(3):338-362. DOWNLOAD

2012 “What’s Wrong with Migration Scholarship? A Critique and a Way Forward.” Identities, 1:1-8. DOWNLOAD

2012 “The Bog and the Beast: Museums, the Nation, and the World.” Ethnologia Scandinavica 22: 29-49. DOWNLOAD

2012 “Rethinking Immigrant Context of Reception: The Cultural Armature of Cities.” With Wendy Cadge, Sara Curran, and Nadya Jaworsky. Nordic Journal of Migration and Ethnicity, 2(1): 78-88. DOWNLOAD

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2020 “Should Museums in Boston, Beirut, and Bangkok All Look Alike?” Reflections on the Global Museum Assemblage, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea, forthcoming

2019 “Words that Make Worlds” Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston exhibition catalogue When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration Through Contemporary Art, forthcoming. 

2018 “Creating National and Global Citizens: What Role Can Museums Play?” In Pieter Bevelander and Christina Johansson (eds). Museums in Times of Migration and Mobilities, Lund, Sweden: Nordic Academic Press. DOWNLOAD  

2018 “Creating Successful Diverse Cities: What Role Can Cultural Institutions Play” In Tiziana Caponio, Peter Scholten, and Ricard Zapta Barrero (eds). Cities of Migration. New York and London: Routledge Press.  

2017 “Reimagining the Nation, Migration, and Citizenship: The Role of Cultural Institutions and New Institutional Responses.” In Anna Triandafyllidou (ed). Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh, pp.42-63. DOWNLOAD

2017 “Simultaneously Worlds Apart: Placing National Diversity on Display at  Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts” In Genevieve Zubrzycki (ed) National Matters: Materiality Culture, and Nationalism. Stanford: Stanford University Press, pp. 83-105. DOWNLOAD
“Global Culture in Motion” In (eds) Roland Robertson and Didem Buhari-Gulmez, Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity. Surrey and Vermont: Ashgate: pp. 143-160. DOWNLOAD 

2016 “Social Remittances: How Migrating People Drive Migrating Culture” In (ed) Anna Triandafyllidou. Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 222-228. DOWNLOAD 

2014 “Old Habits Die Hard: Locality and Museum Practice at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.” In Anna Bryski (ed). Special Issue: Tsinghua Arts. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press. 

2014 “The Limits to Organizational Change: Organizational Roles and Roots.” In Iaian Chambers et al. (eds.) The Postcolonial Museum Surrey:England:Ashgate Publishers.pp. 147-161.

2014 “Cultural Policy in Singapore: Cosmopolitan Competencies Asian Style” InMarconi, G and E. Ostanel (eds.) The Intercultural City: Migration, Minorities and the Management of Diversity. London: IB Tauris. 

2013 “Les Tribulations de la religion: cartographie de la production et de la consummation culturelle globale.” In Alain Caillé et Stéphane Dufoix (eds.), Le tournant global des sciences sociales. Paris: Editions La Découverte.

2013 “Bringing Culture Back In: Opportunities and Challenges for the Migration Development Nexus.” With Deepak Lamba-Nieves. In Jeronimo Cortina and Enrique Ochoa (eds.), New Perspective on International Migration and Development. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 67-91. 

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2015 “Welcome to the Club?: A response to The Cross-Border Connection by Roger Waldinger,” Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38:13, 2283-2290, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1058504. DOWNLOAD

2014 “Review of Second-Generation Transnationalism and Roots Migration: Cross-Border Lives, by Susanne Wessendorf. Contemporary Sociology 44(1) 132-133. DOWNLOAD

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