Recipient, American Sociological Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the National Science Foundation, “Understanding the Current Economic Crisis and its Social Impacts,” 2012-14. Host institution: Princeton University.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, “Institutional Change in Contemporary Capitalism,” 2012-13 (Declined).
Reinhard Bendix Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology, American Sociological Association, 2008
“Building the Cities of Empire: Urban Planning in the Colonial Cities of Italy’s Fascist Empire,” in George Steinmetz (ed.), Sociology and Empire (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013).
“Iterations of Sovereignty: Kosovo and the New Mode of Peripheralization,” in Vida Knežević, Kristian Lukić, Ivana Marjanović and Gordana Nikolić (eds.), Free and Sovereign: Art, Theory and Politics. A Collection of Essays and Interviews on Kosovo and Serbia (Novi Sad, Serbia: NAPON, 2013).
“Institutionalizing a weak state: law and jurisdictional conflict between bureaucratic and communal institutions in the Albanian highlands,” Comparative Studies in Society and History (forthcoming).
“Effects of the European Financial and Economic Crisis in Kosovo and the Balkans: Modes of Integration and Transmission Belts of Crisis in the ‘Super-periphery’” East European Politics, Vol. 30, No. 4 (2014), pp. 507-525.
“Binding Institutions: Peasants and Nation-State Rule in the Albanian Highlands, 1919–1939,” Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 25 (2013), pp. 37-70.
“Becoming Citizens of Empire: Albanian Nationalism and Fascist Empire, 1939-1943,” Theory and Society, Vol. 37, Nr. 6 (December 2008), pp. 567-596.
Travel grant to Slovenia, National Council for East European and Eurasian Research (NCEEER), Washington, D.C., Summer 2013 ($3000).
Professor Pula’s research interests lie in the comparative political economy of developing countries, post-communist transformations, and the social and institutional impacts of globalization. His current interests include issues of European integration and what those processes have meant for both regional economies in Europe as well as the global political economy more generally.
Global and Comparative Political Economy
Origins of the Modern State
State and Transnational Actors in the Global Economy.
American Sociological Association
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association
Council for European Studies
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies