Matthias Kaelberer

University of Memphis

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Dr. Matthias Kaelberer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Memphis. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Tübingen (Germany) in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University in 1997. Before joining the Department of Political Science at the University of Memphis in 2004, he served as an Assistant and Associate Professor at Iowa State University. Dr. Kaelberer specializes in international relations, comparative politics, and political economy. His research has focused on various aspects of European politics and international monetary relations, including the formation of rules for European monetary cooperation, the role of collective identity, community, trust, and democracy in the social construction of Europe’s single currency, the euro, and socio-political discourses at the intersection of politics and soccer in Germany. In 2008, Dr. Kaelberer served as Fulbright Scholar at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. He also held a four-year term as the editor of the European Studies Journal, was the recipient of the 2011 College of Arts and Science Award for Teaching Excellence and the recipient of the 2014 Helen Hardin Honors Program’s Undergraduate Mentoring Award. Dr. Kaelberer’s articles have appeared in such as journals as the Review of International Studies, Comparative Politics, the European Journal of International Relations, Global Society, European Societies, Contemporary Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy, the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, the Journal of Gender Studies, German Politics and Society, the Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, and German Politics.

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