roshan kumar pandian

selected peer-reviewed publications

Pandian, Roshan K. 2024. "The Decline of Global Inequality in the 21st Century: Reconsidering the Industrial Transformation Thesis." American Journal of Sociology (forthcoming)

Pandian, Roshan K. 2024. "Globalization of Production, Manufacturing Employment, and Income Inequality in Developing Nations." Social Science Research

Pandian, Roshan K. & Keera Allendorf. 2022. "The Rise of Sonless Families in Asia and North Africa." Demography

Pandian, Roshan K. 2019. "World Society Integration and Gender Attitudes in Cross-National Context." Social Forces

Pandian, Roshan K. 2017. "Does Manufacturing Matter for Economic Growth in the Era of Globalization?" Social Forces

Allendorf, Keera, & Roshan K. Pandian. 2016. "The Decline of Arranged Marriage? Marital Change and Continuity in India."
Population & Development Review

I am Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 2020, I received my PhD from the Department of Sociology at Indiana University. Prior to SMU, I was a visiting faculty member at Grinnell College. My research and teaching interests include social stratification, globalization, development, gender, and quantitative methods. I study how globalization and political economy shape economic development, distributional outcomes, and gender relations. Most of my work is cross-national in scope and uses macro-comparative methods. For more information about my research, please view my CV or research page.

I teach courses on research methods and statistics, as well as courses in my substantive areas of interest.

In addition to my doctorate, I hold master's degrees in Applied Statistics and Sociology from Indiana University. Prior to attending IU, I obtained a BS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

I can be reached by email at rpandian [at]