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Matthias Kaelberer Matthias Kaelberer
Faculty Biography PhotoDr. Matthias Kaelberer

Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science

Phone: 901-678-2395

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Office Location: 401 Clement Hall



About Matthias Kaelberer

Professor Matthias Kaelberer joined the Department of Political Science at the University of Memphis in 2004. He specializes in international relations, comparative politics and political economy. His research has focused on various aspects of European politics and international monetary relations. In 2008, Dr. Kaelberer served as Fulbright Scholar at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. He also held a four-year term as the editor of the European Studies Journal and was the recipient of the 2011 College of Arts and Science Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Kaelberer has served as Chair of the Political Science Department since January 2009.


Research Interests

International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, European Politics, European Monetary Cooperation



Ph.D., Political Science, Princeton University, 1997; M.A., Political Science, Princeton University, 1991; B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1987


Sample Publications

Money and Power in Europe: The Political Economy of European Monetary Cooperation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.

“Sovereign Debt or Balance of Payments Crisis? Exploring the Structural Logic of Adjustment in the Eurozone.” Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. 16:4 (2014): 419-436.

“The Euro and the European Demos: Money and Community beyond the Nation State.” Global Society. 24:4 (2010): 487-505.

“Trust in the Euro: Exploring the Governance of a Supra-National Currency.” European Societies. 9:4 (2007): 623-642.

Deutsche Mark Nationalism and Europeanized Identity: Exploring Identity Aspects of Germany’s Adoption of the Euro.” German Politics. 14:3 (2005): 283-296.

“The Euro and European Identity: Symbols, Power and the Politics of European Monetary Union.” Review of International Studies. 30:2 (2004): 161-178.

 “Ideas, Interests, and Institutions: The Domestic Politics of European Monetary Cooperation.” Comparative Politics. 35:1 (2002): 105-123.

 “Hegemony, Dominance, or Leadership? Explaining Germany’s Role in European Monetary Cooperation.” European Journal of International Relations. 3:1 (1997): 35-60.

 “The Emergence of Green Parties in Western Europe.” Comparative Politics. 25:2 (1993): 229-243.



Chair of Department of Political Science University of Memphis, 2009-present; Associate Professor University of Memphis, 2005-2010; Associate Professor Iowa State University, 2003-2005; Assistant Professor Iowa State University, 2000-2003; Assistant Professor University of Northern Iowa, 1995-2000; Fulbright Scholar, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik/German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Berlin, Germany), Summer 2008.






 Kaelberer book

Kaelberer, Matthias. (2001) Money and Power in Europe: The Political Economy of European Monetary Cooperation. State University of New York Press.

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