Peter Stamatov (Ph. D., University of California Los Angeles, 2006) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He works in the areas of sociology of culture and religion, comparative-historical sociology, and the sociology of global and transnational processes. His current research focuses on the intersections of popular politics and religious organizations in early-modern and modern Europe, as well as in the context of imperial expansion overseas. He is completing a book manuscript for the Cambridge University Press entitled The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religion, Empires, and Advocacy. A related project traces the institutional genesis of modern forms of popular political mobilization in Britain and the United States in the first half of the nineteenth-century. In his earlier work he has addressed issues of ethnicity and nationalism, as well as the political implications of cultural production and consumption.