Timothy Bartley

Professor of Sociology
PhD, University of Arizona
research interests:
  • Transnational Governance
  • Regulation
  • Social Movements
  • Institutional Theory
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global Political Economy and Governance
  • Environmental and Sustainability Standards
  • Labor and Labor Standards

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
  • CB 1112
  • One Brookings Dr.
  • St. Louis, MO 63130

Professor Bartley’s areas of specialization include global political economy and governance, environment and sustainability standards, and work and labor standards. 

After earning his doctorate at the University of Arizona, Bartley joined the faculty at Indiana University. He has also held visiting scholar positions at Princeton University’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China), the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Köln, Germany), and MIT. He served as an associate professor at Ohio State University from 2012-17. 

Bartley's coauthored book Looking Behind the Label: Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer was published by Indiana University Press in 2015, and his new book, Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy, will be published by Oxford University Press in early 2018.