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[Last updated: Summer 2019]

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

Graduate Researcher, 2016 – present
Arrighi Center for Global Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Research Analyst, 2017 – present
World-Magnates Project, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA


Master of Arts, in Sociology, 2019
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in International Studies and Sociology, 2017
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
minor in Africana Studies

Research Interests

Historical Capitalism; Global Inequality; Social Unrest and Labor Struggles; Global Political-Economy; Global Governance; Geopolitics and War

Grants, Honors, and Awards

2019 – Johns Hopkins Career Center Champion Award for Student Guidance
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


Peer-Reviewed Articles

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

Edited Chapters

Korzeniewicz, Roberto Patricio and Corey R. Payne. Forthcoming. “Rethinking Core and Periphery in Historical Capitalism: World-Magnates and The Shifting Epicenters of Wealth Accumulation,” in Political Economy of the World-System Annual Volume, Eric Mielants, ed., Routledge.

Portuguese translation. Forthcoming. “O centro e a periferia no capitalismo histórico: os epicentros cambiantes da acumulação de riqueza,” in Antonio Brussi, ed., Cultura Academica Editoria.

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


Payne, Corey R. 2019. “Review of The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter Scheidel.” Journal of World-Systems Research. Vol. 25, Issue 1.

Other Publications (Partial List)

Payne, Corey and Steph Saxton. 2019. “The Militarization of Johns Hopkins Exposes a Nationwide Trend.” Truthout. April 5.

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

Payne, Corey. 2016. “Reentry Through Resistance.” CounterPunch Magazine. May 31.

Conferences and Presentations

Conferences Organized

“World-Systems Analysis in a Critical Juncture,” 44th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS). University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA and the Arrighi Center for Global Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. April 10-11, 2020. Co-Organizing with Patricio Korzeniewicz and Beverly Silver.

Conference Papers and Presentations (Partial List)

“Delinking from the ‘Warfare-Welfare’ Paradigm: Neoliberal War-Making and Industrial Workers’ Struggles in the United States.” 43rd Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World-System. April 12, 2019. Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany.

“Inequality and World-Magnates in Historical Capitalism, 1500-2017” (with R.P. Korzeniewicz). International Studies Association Conference. March 29, 2019. Toronto, Canada.

“Utilisando indivíduos “Muito-Ricos” para mapear a desigualdade histórica,
1500-1930” (with R.P. Korzeniewicz). XII Colóquio Brasileiro em Economia Política dos Sistemas-Mundos. August 29, 2018. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil.

“Using the Very Rich to Begin Mapping Historical Inequality: 1500-2017” (with R.P. Korzeniewicz). American Sociology Association Conference. August 11, 2018. Philadelphia, USA.

“Elite Wealth Accumulation in the Longue-Duree: Rethinking Sugar and Slavery in the World-Economy” (with R.P. Korzeniewicz). Rethinking Europe from the Caribbean: Entanglements and Legacies. April 12, 2018. Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany.

“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.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistantships

Research Tools and Technologies for the Social Sciences (Johns Hopkins): Fall 2016
Introduction to Social Statistics (Johns Hopkins): Fall 2017, Fall 2018
Global Social Change and Development Research Practicum (Johns Hopkins): Spring 2018, Spring 2019

Service and Affiliations

American Sociological Association (ASA):
            Political-Economy of the World-System (PEWS) Section
                        Member, Distinguished Teaching Award Committee, 2017 – present
            Sociology of Development Section
            Comparative and Historical Sociology Section
International Sociological Association (ISA)
International Studies Association (ISA)