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Richard Keiser

Professor of Political Science and American Studies, Political Science

Education & Professional History

University of Pennsylvania, BA, MA; University of California (Berkeley), PhD

Carleton College, Department of Political Science, 1991-Present.

DIS – Danish Study Abroad Program, Visiting Faculty, European Political Studies Program, 2007-08.

Carleton College, Program in American Studies, Director, 2004-07.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago Urban Studies Program, Visiting Professor, Fall 2001.

University of Denver, Department of Political Science, 1989-91.

At Carleton since 1991.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Technos International Education Week, Carleton College Faculty Representative.  Technos College, Tokyo, Japan.  June, 2019.


“Subverting the American Dream: New White Flight from US High Schools.” Le Monde Diplomatique,September 2020.  This article has been translated and published in French and German.

Current Courses

  • Fall 2021
    POSC 122: Politics in America: Liberty and Equality
    POSC 218: Schools, Scholarship and Policy in the United States
    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Winter 2022
    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise
  • Spring 2022
    AMST 396: Commodifying and Policing: Globalization of the American Suburb and City
    POSC 400: Integrative Exercise
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Curriculum Vitae