Beverly Crawford

University of California at Berkeley

Issues: Domestic Policy, SocietyRegions: Germany, United StatesType: AICGS News

Beverly Crawford was a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow in mid April – mid June 2019. She 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. In 2015 she received fellowships from the Turkish National Science Foundation and from the European Commission to study the demographics of the refugee crisis in Turkey and Europe, and became an “accidental volunteer” aiding Syrian refugees on the streets of Izmir.  In 2016 she was a Senior Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin where she worked on a project on refugee integration in Germany for BAMF, the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. In 2017 she taught a course on the Global Refugee Crisis at the University of Haifa.  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.

During her fellowship 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. 

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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 …