Jacqueline S. Gehring,
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Allegheny College

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Welcome!  Please check out my recent post at the New West blog about the response to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.  You may also be interested in my posts from this summer in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage on the German National Soccer Team, German Identity, and Race and about diversity and soccer in France and Germany.  If you're interested in the full academic article about Soccer and Identity in Germany, which is currently under review, click here.  Please do not cite that draft without my permission.

I am currently Associate Professor of Political Science at Allegheny College. I teach courses on European Politics, the European Union, Law and Society, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, and Sports.  My research interests lie at the intersection of race/racism, law and politics in Europe.  During 2012, I was a visiting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Law Center for the Study of Law and Society, and in 2011 I was named a Fulbright scholar to Germany.  My book manuscript, Citizenship and the Right to Racial Equality in Europe is currently under review.  My research now focuses on two primary projects, Roma Rights which examines the legal mobilization of European law and spaces to benefit the Roma, and Ethnic Categorization in Europe which explores the emergence of ethnic and migration categories in official state data collection in Europe.

I received my Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007, where I also attended Law School for one year.  Previously, I earned my B.A. in Government, (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.