Brian Dill

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Research Interests

Political sociology
Renewable energy

Professional Information

My research addresses two interdependent issues in sociology: the production, nature, and application of state power; the meaning, processes, and practices of international development. To date I have used one particularly pervasive approach to development - i.e., community-based development - as a lens to understand not only how the supposed division between state and society is produced but also why the idea or effect of the state has a significant political reality.  


PhD., University of Minnesota


Soc 122: Africa in World Perspective
Soc 196: Introduction to Poverty
Soc 226: Political Sociology
Soc 364: Impacts of Globalization
Soc 561: Development Theories
Global Studies 350: Poverty in a Global Context
Global Studies 450: Poverty Interventions and Evaluation

Office Address

3020 Lincoln Hall
720 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Champaign, IL 61820

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