Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
Email:; Phone: +1 (315) 350-4547

Current Positions

Ph.D. Student, 2017 – present
Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Program in Global Social Change

Research Assistant, 2015 – present
Arrighi Center for Global Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA


Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in International Studies and Sociology, May 2017
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Program in Global Social Change and Development; Minor in Africana Studies

Research Interests

Historical Capitalism; Global Inequality & Development; Social Unrest and Labor Struggles; Global Political-Economy; Global Governance, World-Hegemonies, and Transitions; Political-Economy of War

Grants, Honors, and Awards

2017 – U.S. Dept. of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, 2017-2018
2017 – Gilman Fellowship, 2017-2018
2017 – James S. Coleman Award for Academic Achievement in Sociology
2017 – Robert E. Tucker Award for Best Honors Thesis in International Studies
2017 – Inducted, Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society
2015 – Brown Family Fund Award for International Studies
2014 – The Leonora and Wallace Farber Fund Award, 2014-2017
2013 – Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2013-2017
2013 – Jack Davis Memorial Scholarship (Johns Hopkins Merit), 2013-2016


Articles and Book Chapters:

Pasciuti, Daniel S. and Corey R. Payne. 2017. “Illusion in Crisis? World-Economic and Zonal Volatility, 1975-2013,” in The World-System as Unit of Analysis: Past Contributions and Future Advances, edited by Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz. London, England: Routledge.

Under Review:                                                                                             

Korzeniewicz, Roberto Patricio, and Corey R. Payne (with Scott Albrecht). “Mapping Historical Inequality: The Very Wealthy, 1500-2017.”


Karatasli, Sahan Savas, Daniel Pasciuti and Corey Payne. “Comparison of World Income Datasets.” The Arrighi Center for Global Studies. 

Selected Magazine and Commentary:

Payne, Corey. 2016. “The School of Subcontracting.” Jacobin Magazine. October 25. 

Payne, Corey, Grace Hargrove, and Chase Alston. 2016. “JHU efforts to cut a union company raises doubts about its commitment to Baltimore.” The Baltimore Sun, July 29 (Print: August 1).

Payne, Corey. 2016. “Reentry through Resistance: Détente with Cuba was accomplished through resistance and solidarity, not imperial benevolence.” CounterPunch Magazine. May 31.

Payne, Corey. 2016. “After the Blockade.” Jacobin Magazine. April 8.

Select Conferences and Presentations

“Trends in World-Economic Volatility: Development in World-Historical Perspective, 1820 to 2008” (with D. Pasciuti). Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference. Montreal, QC, Canada. August 13, 2017.

“Chaos, Crisis, and Class Struggle: The Limits of Inequality in the Long Twentieth Century.” Featured Panel Presentation at the World Society Foundation Conference on Development in the Face of Global Inequalities. Barcelona, Spain. May 13, 2017.

“The Variegated Treadmill: Stability-Instability & Zonal Movement in the World-Economy, 1975-2013” (with D. Pasciuti). Presented at the 40th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World-System section conference of the American Sociological Association. Baltimore, MD. April 9, 2016.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistantships

230.265 Research Tools and Technologies for the Social Sciences (Johns Hopkins): Fall 2016

230.205 Introduction to Social Statistics (Johns Hopkins): Fall 2017

Service and Affiliations


Member, Department of Sociology Undergraduate Leadership Committee, Johns Hopkins University, 2014 to 2017

Member, Interview Committee for Research Fellowships Coordinator, Academic Advising Office, Johns Hopkins University, 2016

Member, Undergraduate Advisory Panel for Faculty Search, Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2015

Professional Association Memberships

American Sociological Association (ASA):

Political-Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section

Sociology of Development Section

Comparative and World Historical Sociology Section

International Sociological Association (ISA)

Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society

Relevant Skills


English (first language), Spanish (advanced proficiency), Portuguese (intermediate proficiency)


Stata, SPSS, ArcGIS, Excel, PHP & MySQL

Other Relevant Experience

Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba
Student, Consorcio para los Estudios Avanzados en el Extranjero, 2016

Centro Educativo de Los Altos de La Florida (UNDP), Soacha (Bogotá), Colombia
Teaching Assistant, 2014

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