Michael Blim

Michael Blim headshot, faculty photo

Research Interests

  • Political economy, globalization, inequality; Southern Europe


  • Ph.D. Temple U 1987; Prof

Michael Blim earned his Ph.D. from Temple University in 1987. He specializes in issues of political economy, equality, and labor in southern Europe and the Mediterranean. He is the author of Equality and Economy: The Global Challenge (2005) and Made in Italy: Small-Scale Industrialization and its Consequences (1990), and coedited, with Frances Rothstein, Anthropology and the Global Factory: Studies of the New Industrialization in the Late Twentieth Century (1992). He is currently writing a book about narratives of economic decline based upon new field research in central Italy. A second book on equality and global justice is also under way. Blim is the author of a monthly column called “Below the Fold” at 3quarksdaily.com.