Beverly Crawford, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow
AICGS is pleased to welcome Beverly Crawford as a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow from mid-April to mid-June 2019.
Beverly Crawford is Professor emerita of Political Science and Political Economy at the University of California at Berkeley and is the former Director of Berkeley’s Center for German and European Studies. She has written on German foreign policy, ethnic and religious conflict, international trade and security, the European Union, globalization, regionalism, and topics in international relations theory. Her most recent publications are “Merkel III: From Committed Pragmatist to ‘Conviction Leader’?” with Ludger Helms and Femke Van Esch, German Politics, Vol. 27, Issue 3, 2018; “The Euro, The Gold Standard, and German Power: A Cautionary Tale,” with Armon Rezai, German Politics and Society Issue 125 Vol. 35, No. 4 (Winter 2017): 77–104; and “Moral Leadership or Moral Hazard? Germany’s Response to the Refugee Crisis and its Impact on European Solidarity” forthcoming in Crisis, Resilience and the Future of the EU (working title – editors Akasemi Newsome, Marianne Riddervold, Jarle Trondal), Palgrave Macmillian, 2019.
While at AICGS, Dr. Crawford will examine the representation of migrants and the role of misinformation, exaggeration, distortion of facts, and fabricated content about them in both social and mainstream media as important factors explaining the rise of right-wing extremism in both Germany and the United States. She looks at both the supply of that content—and how it differs from similar historical cases—and the factors that have created demand for it.