I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology and the Arrighi Center for Global Studies at Johns Hopkins University. I have an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins.

Using comparative-historical methods and world-systems analysis, my research focuses on the dynamics of historical capitalism, social conflict, and war-making.

My research currently falls into three related projects: (1) the changing social relations of the U.S. military-industrial complex; (2) the world-historical dynamics of global governance; and (3) the World-Magnates Project.

A paper which I co-authored with Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz won the 2020 Distinguished Article Award from the Political Economy of the World-System Section of the American Sociological Association.


Selected Recent Publications

Beverly J. Silver & Corey R. Payne. (2020). “Crises of World Hegemony and the Speeding Up of Social History” in Hegemony and World Order: Reimagining Power in Global Politics, P. Dutkiewicz, T. Casier, & J.A. Scholte, eds. Routledge.

Corey R. Payne (2020). “War and Workers’ Power in the United States: Labor Struggles in War-Provisioning Industries, 1993-2016,” Journal of Labor and Society. Vol. 23, Issue 1: 111-130.

Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz & Corey R. Payne. (2019). “Sugar, Slavery, and Creative Destruction: World-Magnates and ‘Coreification’ in the Longue-Durée,” Journal of World-Systems Research. Vol. 25, Issue 2: 395-419.