Assistant Professor Diana Graizbord is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. During the 2020-2021 academic year, Diana was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Diana received her Ph.D in Sociology from Brown University where she was an NSF-IGERT Fellow in Development and Inequality in the Global South. She also holds degrees from The New School’s Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Policy and Sarah Lawrence College. Her research and teaching interests include Theory, Political Sociology, Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Technology Studies, and Globalization and Development. Her current research examines the role of technocratic knowledge and expertise in democratic politics in contemporary Mexico. Diana serves on the Faculty Advisory Boards of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the DigiLab. Diana is committed to engaged scholarship and has organized and participated in several critical policy and public sociology activities. Currently she is collaborating on a project dedicated to expanding the role of sociological ethnography and digital storytelling in policymaking. Education Education: Ph.D., Sociology, Brown University, 2017 M.A., International Affairs, The New School, 2010 B.A., Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, 2002 Research Research Areas: Sociology of Science Political Sociology Globalization Development and Social Change Culture Selected Publications Selected Publications: Graizbord, Diana and Luciana de Souza Leão. 2022. "The Political Work of Culture in Struggles to Reform the Mexican State." Politics & Society. Graizbord, Diana and Jamie McPike. 2020. "Features and form: Appropriating digital storytelling for public ethnography." Ethnography. Bohrt, Marcelo, Diana Graizbord, and Patrick Heller. 2020. "Toward a Spatial Measure of Twenty-First-Century Developmental State Capacity". Sociology of Development. 6(2): 250–274. Vithayathil, Trina, Diana Graizbord, and Cedric de Leon. 2019. "The Retreat to Method: the Aftermath of Elite Concession to Civil Society in India and Mexico." Studies in International Comparative Development. 54:19-34. Graizbord, Diana. 2019. "Toward an Organic Policy Sociology." Sociology Compass. 13(11):1-14.