Research Associate, Global Initiatives
Colin Arnold is part of the Baylor Collaborative's Global Initiatives team, and comes to the Collaborative following the better part of a decade in and around Washington, D.C. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from Loyola Marymount University and his Master of Arts in sociology from the University of Virginia where is currently a Doctoral candidate.
Colin’s research sits at the intersection of political and economic sociology, focusing more specifically on the role of social movements, organized interest groups, and political institutions in shaping long-term policy outcomes and the trajectory of global capitalism more broadly. Colin’s work has appeared in multiple academic journals, including Mobilizations and the Journal of World-Systems Research, and has been presented at numerous academic and non-academic conferences.
Colin currently resides in Austin with his partner and small K9-American, and can often be found reading, writing, or guiltily rambling about how he should be writing. He is an avid musician, tattoo enthusiast, and an overly competitive amateur softball player. A lifelong sports fanatic and native Southern Californian, Colin is a committed fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and, while excited to embrace the history and tradition of Baylor athletics, will forever live-and-die by his most beloved Dodgers.