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Paul Petzschmann

Director of European Studies, European Studies

Sr. Lecturer and Research Associate in European Studies, European Studies

Education & Professional History

University of Warwick, BA; Oxford University, MPhil, DPhil

Paul Petzschmann is a Lecturer and Research Associate in European Studies at Carleton College. He completed a DPhil and MPhil in Politics at Oxford University and received his BA in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Paul also held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Capetown, South Africa, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, and at Carleton College.

His research interests are in political theory and the history of political thought, especially of 19th and 20th century Europe and the United States. In particular he is interested in intellectual migration and international debates about the state and crisis governance. Paul teaches a number of courses in the European Studies concentration on the European Union, the rise of the European Nation State, European political ideologies, and the European Studies capstone seminar, EUST 398.

At Carleton since 2011.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2022
    EUST 100: Allies or Enemies? America through European Eyes
    POSC 253: Welfare Capitalisms in Post-War Europe
  • Winter 2023
    CCST 398: The Cross-Cultural Panorama: A Capstone Workshop
    EUST 110: The Power of Place: Memory and Counter-Memory in the European City
    POSC 257: Marxist Political Thought
  • Spring 2023
    EUST 159: "The Age of Isms" - Ideals, Ideas and Ideologies in Modern Europe
    POSC 249: From the International to the Global: Critical Theories of World Politics