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Professor of Sociology, University of South Florida

David Jacobson is Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. His books have included *Rights Across Borders: Immigration and the Decline of Citizenship*, and *Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict*, both published by the Johns Hopkins University Press. He previously was Professor of Global Studies at Arizona State University, and a co-founder of Global Resolve, addressing development challenges in low income countries. He is completing a book, jointly with Dr. Manlio Cinalli at the University of Milan, on citizenship's "third revolution" and the recasting of politics in democracies.

His work has featured in, New York Times, France 2 Television, the Nation, La Croix, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Tages Anzeiger, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Foreign Policy, Sonntags Zeitung, Haaretz and a variety of other media outlets.

He completed his graduate education at the London School of Economics (MSc) and at Princeton University (PhD). He was born in Kimberley, South Africa.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology, University of South Florida


  • 1991 
    Princeton University, Sociology