Nicholas Hoover Wilson
Areas of Interest
Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Political Economy; Culture, Moralilty,
and Knowledge; Sociological and Social Theory; Colonialism and Empire; British Studies
Wilson's research focuses on the historical sociology-1 of empires and colonialism, through the case of the English East India Trading Company's presence in South Asia. In addition, Wilson studies the methodology of interdisciplinary research, transformations in the historical category of corruption, the sociology-1 of knowledge and morality, fiscal sociology-1, and the philosophy of social science.
“Moral Accounting and the Making of An Imperial Administrative Field: The East India Company in the Late 18th Century.” Forthcoming in Sociological Research.
“A State in Disguise of a Merchant? The English East India Company as a Strategic Action Field, ca. 1763-1834,” Political Power and Social Theory, vol. 29 (2015)
“From Reflection to Refraction: Extractive Administration in British India, circa 1770-1855,” 2015. The American Journal of Sociology 116(5), pp. 1437-1477