Simone Polillo

Professor of Sociology and Department Chair

University of Virginia Sociology Department
Randall 113
P.O. Box 400766
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and by appointment
Research Interests:

Economic Sociology, Network Theory, Comparative-Historical Sociology, Sociology of Ideas

Simone Polillo is Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia.

He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, and obtained an International Baccalaureate from the United World College of the Atlantic (UK), and a B.A. in Economics and Social Theory from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. His interests include economic and political sociology, social theory, world-system theory and comparative historical sociology, and the sociology of the self.

Selected Publications


Representative Publications:

Polillo, Simone. 2011. “Money, Moral Authority, and the Politics of Creditworthiness.” American Sociological Review 76(3):437 –464.

Polillo, Simone. 2012. “Globalization: Civilizing or Destructive? An Empirical Test of the International Determinants of Generalized Trust.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 53(1):45–65.