visiting scholars

Led by Center Director and Duke Professor of Sociology Gary Gereffi, the CGGC has brought together a team of full-time professional researchers,  adjunct faculty, outside consultants and a group of enormously talented graduate and undergraduate students to engage in its research projects."Everything we do, "says Gereffi," is a product of the team approach." We invite you to meet our growing team.

Current Visiting Scholars

Stephanie Barrientos photo STEPHANIE BARRIENTOS
Stephanie Barrientos is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Development Policy and Management and Associate Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute at The University of Manchester. She has researched and published widely on gender, global production, employment, decent work, trade and labour standards, corporate social responsibility, fair trade, and ethical trade. She has undertaken research in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK. She is co-coordinator with Professor Gary Gereffi, Director of CGGC, of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) funded international research network Capturing the Gains: Economic and Social Upgrading in Global Production Networks that links researchers in US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America (
Giulio Buciuni photo

Giulio Buciuni, Ph.D. received his degree in Business Administration at the University of Verona, Italy, and is a post-doctoral visiting researcher at Duke CGGC since 2011. Giulio's current research project focuses on the analysis of the upgrading processes undertaken by manufacturing firms within the North Carolina furniture industry. His research interests include global production networks and innovative manufacturing clusters. Giulio is currently a lecturer in International Management at Venice International University (VIU).


Anna Giunta is Full Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics, University Roma Tre. She will be visiting at CGGC until the mid of December, 2013. Her current research interests are: Global Value Chains; Firms’ Organization; Firms’ Internationalization; Industrial and Regional Policy Evaluation; Italian Economy; Regional Disparities. In her research, she is applying the Global Value Chain Approach to firms operating in developed countries. Her recent papers on GVC are published on: International Review of Applied Economics, 2013, Doi 10.1080/02692171.2013.826634;, 15 December, 2012; International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, vol. 5, N. 3, 267-290, 2012; Regional Studies, Vol. 46, N. 8, 1067- 1083, 2012; Occasional Paper, n. 86, Banca d’Italia, Rome, 2011, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, vol. 11, 236-253, 2011.


Fuyi is a visiting scholar from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. She is pursuing her PhD in the School of International Trade and Economics. Her research interests focus on the competitiveness of China and emerging East Asian countries and the impacts of policies on industrial upgrading strategies, economic and social development.


Studied economics at Bombay University, but works more broadly as a social scientist. Besides labour conditions in global production, he has also worked extensively on rural development, gender relations and indigenous peoples’ development. Some of his research is combined with consultancy for international organizations, such as IFAD, ADB, ILO, UNICEF, etc. Has been a columnist for the Economic and Political Weekly, Mumbai. Designated an Honorary Professor by the Institute of Ethnology, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, China, he is also Visiting Professor at the Institute for Human Development , New Delhi. Some of his recent publications include Labour in Global Production in India (2010, co-editor), Social Exclusion and Adverse Inclusion: Development and Development of Adivasis in India (2012, co-editor), and Markets and Development of Indigenous Peoples in Asia (2012, co-author).

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