Meet the Faculty
Joel S. Fetzer
Professor of Political Science
- Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University, 1996
- M.Phil., Political Science, Yale University, 1993
- M.A., Political Science, Yale University, 1991
- A.B., Government and English, Cornell University, 1988, Summa Cum Laude
- American People and Politics (.pdf syllabus)
- Urban Development (.pdf syllabus)
- Immigration Politics and Ethnic Relations (.pdf syllabus)
- Public Opinion and Voting (.pdf syllabus)
- Comparative European Politics (.pdf syllabus)
- East Asian politics (.pdf syllabus)
- Modern Asian Political Philosophy (.pdf syllabus)
- Government and Politics of Developing Areas (.pdf syllabus)
- Program Organizer, Religion and Politics Section of American Political Science Association, 2008
- Research Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History/Columbia University Library, 2006
- Executive Board, Religion and Politics Section of American Political Science Association, 1999-2001
- Research Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2001
- Small Research Grant, American Political Science Association, 2001
- Research Fellowship, German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2001
- Provost's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Endeavors, Central Michigan University, 2000
- Peace Scholar Fellowship, United States Institute of Peace, 1995-1996
- Ebert Dissertation Fellowship, Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Bonn, Germany), 1994
- American Politics
- Comparative Politics (Western Europe, East Asia)
- Ethnic Relations
- Immigration Politics
- Political Behavior
- Political Methodology
- Religion and Politics
- Urban Politics
- 2012. Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan (with J. Christopher Soper). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- 2011. Luxembourg as an Immigration Success Story: The Grand Duchy in Pan-European Perspective. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
- 2011. "The Determinants of Public Attitudes Toward the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan" (with J. Christopher Soper). Taiwan Journal of Democracy 7(1):95-114.
- 2011. "The Evolution of Public Attitudes toward Immigration in Europe and the United States, 2000-2010." Report to the European Commission as part of the Directorate-General for External Relations' project "Improving EU and US Immigration Systems' Capacity for Responding to Global Challenges: Learning from Experiences."
- 2010. "The Causes of Pro-Immigration Voting in the United States Supreme Court" (with Melissa G. Ocepek). International Migration Review 44(3):659-696.
- 2010. "Confucian Values and Elite Support for Liberal Democracy in Taiwan: The Perils of Priestly Religion" (with J. Christopher Soper). Politics and Religion 3(3).
- 2008. "Public Support for the 1990 Student Democracy Movement and Emigration from Taiwan: Exit and Voice or Exit or Voice?" (with Brandon Alexander Millan). American Journal of Chinese Studies 15(2):501-511.
- 2008. "Election Strategy and Ethnic Politics in Singapore." Taiwan Journal of Democracy 4(1):135-153.
- 2007. "The Effect of Confucian Values on Support for Democracy and Human Rights in Taiwan" (research note; with J. Christopher Soper). Taiwan Journal of Democracy 3(1):143-154.
- 2006. "Why Did House Members Vote for H.R. 4437?" (research note). International Migration Review 40(3):698-706.
- 2005. Muslims and the State in Britain, France, and Germany (with J. Christopher Soper). New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- 2002. "Religion and Politics in a Secular Europe: Cutting Against the Grain" (with J. Christopher Soper). Pp. 167-191 in Ted Gerard Jelen and Clyde Wilcox, eds. Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective: The One, the Few, and the Many. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- 2001. "Dr. Ron Sider: Mennonite Environmentalist on the Evangelical Left" (with Gretchen S. Carnes). Pp. 159-174 in Jo Renee Formicola and Hubert Morken, eds. Religious Leaders and Faith-Based Politics: Ten Profiles. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
- 2001. "Shaping Pacifism: The Role of the Local Anabaptist Pastor." Pp. 177-187 in Sue E.S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson, eds. Christian Clergy in American Politics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
- 2000. Public Attitudes toward Immigration in the United States, France, and Germany. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- 2000. "Economic self-interest or cultural marginality? Anti-immigration sentiment and nativist political movements in France, Germany and the USA." Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 26(1):5-23
- 2012. "Luxembourg as an Immigration Success Story," Embassy of Luxembourg in Washington/Migration Policy Institute.
- 2010. "Immigration, Ethnicity, and Religion in Europe," Yale University's European Studies Council/MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
- 2010. "Human Rights and the Place of Aborigines/Yuanzhumin in Taiwanese Society," University of California at Berkeley's Institute of East Asian Studies.
- 2009. "How Do National Institutions Promote or Hinder Muslims' Integration in Europe?" Princeton University's Intitute for International and Regional Studies.
- 2009. "An Annotated Translation of Chinese Letters from the Howard Louis Collection of San Luis Obispo, California," San Luis Obispo County Historical Society.
- 2006. "Muslims and the State in Britain, France and Germany" (with J. Christopher Soper), Harvard University's Center for European Studies.