Peter Doerschler, Ph.D

Peter Doerschler, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Peter Doerschler

Peter Doerschler is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Penn State in 2004 and a M.A. in German from Bowling Green State University in 1998. Before coming to Bloomsburg in fall 2008, he taught at Loras College from 2005-8 and at Providence College from 2004-5.

Peter’s principle teaching and research interests include immigration, European Politics, global warming and globalization. Previous articles have appeared in Social Science Quarterly, Electoral Studies and German Politics. His current research focuses on the well-being of Muslims in Europe.


B.A., Bucknell University
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Penn State University

Research Interests

Immigration; European Politics; Comparative Political Behavior

Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Benchmarking Muslim Well-Being in Europe: Reducing Disparities and Polarizations. (With Pamela Irving Jackson). Anticipated publication July, 2012.

“Losers of Unification, Political Dissatisfaction, Ideology or Eastern Identity: Explaining the Changing Support for the PDS in Germany”. (With Lee Ann Banaszak). 2007. Electoral Studies 26: 359-370.

“Push-Pull Factors and the Development of Immigrants’ Political Attitudes in Germany.”
2006. Social Science Quarterly 86: 1100-1116.

“Education and the Development of Turkish and Yugoslavian Immigrants’ Political Attitudes in Germany”. 2004. German Politics 13: 449-480.