I teach courses in European politics and international politics.
My research interests are in European politics and societies, transatlantic relations, and questions of governance. I am presently engaged in a comparative study of Wisconsin and the German state of Hessen in an attempt to find out if federalism and federalization provide positive answers to the challenges of globalization.
I received my PhD in political science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Before returning to the United States, I held various academic positions in Europe, including as an Assistant Professor in the European Studies program at American University in Bulgaria and as a senior research fellow of the German Science Association (DFG) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Giessen, Germany. I have also been a CEP and a DAAD lecturer at the University of Cluj-Napoca and the University of Bucharest, Romania, and have given lectures at a variety of other institutions.
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The joint annual conference of the Wisconsin Sociological Association (WSA) and the Wisconsin Political Science Association (WPSA) will take place at UW-Whitewater on October 10, 2014. Online registration extended until Oct. 6, onsite registration will be available. To register online and for general information visit: 2014 annual conference .
Conference theme: Glocalization: Theories, Issues and Practices.
Conference program: PDF file
Conference announcement: PDF file
Conference poster: PDF file.
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I am President-elect of Wisconsin Political Science Association (WPSA; 2013-2014) and President of WPSA (2014-2015).
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