Peter Doerschler, Ph.D.

Peter Doerschler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Political Science
215B Bakeless Center for Humanities | 570-389-4086 | Email
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Peter Doerschler

Peter Doerschler is an associate professor and department chair of political science who 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 University in fall 2008, he taught at Loras College from 2005-08 and at Providence College from 2004-05.

Doerschler'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)

    • “How Safe Do Majority Group Members, Ethnic Minorities, and Muslims Feel in Multicultural European Societies?” (with Pamela Irving Jackson). 2016. Democracy and Security, 12(4), 247-277.
    • “Die Linke: Still an Eastern Cultural Icon?” 2015. German Politics 24(3): 377-401.
    • “Coalition Type and Voter's Support for Parties: Grand Coalitions in German Elections.” (with Lee Ann Banaszak). 2012. Electoral Studies 31(1): 46-59.
    • Benchmarking Muslim Well-Being in Europe: Reducing Disparities and Polarizations. (With Pamela Irving Jackson). 2012. The Policy Press.
    • "Do Muslims in Germany Really Fail to Integrate? Muslim Integration and Trust in Public Institutions” (with Pamela Irving Jackson). 2011. Journal of International Migration and Integration Aug. 23.
    • "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.