Fellowships and Awards for Research
Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 1984
Fellowship, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1988
Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1992‑93, 1998
Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2014-2015
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 2014
Sociological Research Association, 1991 (elected)
Society for Comparative Research, 2004 (elected)
Council on Foreign Relations, 2010 (elected)
American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, for Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World, 1993
CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award, for States, Parties, and Social Movements, 2004
ASA Barrington Moore Award for Best Article in Comparative/Historical Sociology, 2003 for “Efflorescences and Economic Growth in World History: Rethinking the ‘Rise of the West’ and the British Industrial Revolution.” Journal of World History (2002)13: 323-389.
ASA Best Article in Comparative/Historical Sociology, Honorable Mention (3 times)
1987 for “State Breakdown in the English Revolution: A New Synthesis,” American Journal of Sociology (1986) 92: 257‑322.
1990 for “East and West in the Seventeenth Century: Political Crises in Stuart England, Ottoman Turkey, and Ming China,” Comparative Studies in Society and History (1988) 30: 103‑42.
1997 for “Gender, Work, and Culture: Why the Industrial Revolution came Early to England and Late to China,” Sociological Perspectives (1996) 20:1-22.
ASA Best Article in Political Sociology Award, 2003 for “Forging Social Order and Its Breakdown: Riot and Reform in U.S. Prisons.” (with Bert Useem). American Sociological Review (2002) 67:499-525.
ASA Best Article on Collective Behavior and Social Movements Award, 2003 for “Forging Social Order and Its Breakdown”
ASA Best Article in Social Theory, Honorable Mention 2003 for “Efflorescences and Economic Growth in World History.”
The Historical Society Arnaldo Momigliano Award for Best Article in History, 2004 for “Efflorescences and Economic Growth in World History.”
Mellon Fellowship for the Study of Contentious Politics, 1995-97
Research Associate, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research 1997
Crayborough Lecture in Comparative History, University of Leiden 1999
Faculty Research Lecturer Award, University of California-Davis, 2003
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, 2010-2011
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor, American Academy in Berlin, Germany 2011
Myron Weiner Award for Lifetime of Distinguished Scholarship, International Studies
Honors and Awards for Teaching
Highest Teacher Rating, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, 2008, 2009
Certificate for Outstanding Commitment to Undergraduate Researchers, UC Davis, 1991
Honor Role for Undergraduate Teaching, Northwestern University, 1985
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 1982