Catherine B Guisan

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Catherine Guisan is the author of two books, A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration, Oxford: Routledge, 2011, paperback and e-book: October 2012; and Un sens à l’Europe: Gagner la paix (1950-2003), Paris: Editions Odile Jacob, 2003; and numerous articles. Her research interests focus on Democratic Theory; European Integration Politics; Transnational Ethics; and Citizens’ Participation in International Relations. She is Visiting Associate Professor and has taught at the University of Minnesota since 2001. She has taught also at the Universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam, Netherlands, Grenoble, France and in the graduate program of European University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, as a Fulbright Fellow in 2013. Beside courses on European Integration Politics, Introduction to Political Theory, and Political Development she has developed three new courses in Democratic Theory: The Politics of Reconciliation, Democracy and the Other, and International Democracy: Dangerous Utopia or Realistic Goal? Guisan's latest article is "Of Political Resurrection and "Lost Treasures" in Soviet and Russian Politics, Europe-Asia Studies," November 2018. Available in Open Access at https://doi.org10.1080/09668136.2018.1500525 You can follow Professor Guisan's blog here:

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Political Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2000.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught
  • 2001-2015: Nine courses taught (see CV) including Grand Challenge course, 2015, and 3 Honors courses on Democracy and the Other, Politics of Reconciliation and International Democracy and the European Union's Experience
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Public Series Lecture on Peace-Making and Europe, Institute of Global Studies and Center for European and German Studies, University of Minnesota: 2017
  • Collaboration with four other scholars, including director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at U of MN, Professor Alejandro Baer, on question "Does Memory help and hinder Democratic Future: Lessons from Holocaust and Genocides", panel at German Studies Association Conference, Atlanta: October 2017
  • Chair of APSA committee on status of contingent faculty, 2016-2018: 2016 - 2018


  • Civil Society in Greece during the Eurozone Crisis: 2012 - 2015
  • Struggles over memory and history in Russia: 2013 - present
  • European Union and Ukraine: 2015 - present
  • Of Political Resurrection and "Lost Treasures" in Soviet and Russian Politics. Guisan, Catherine, Author, 2018. Link
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  • Fulbright, European University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2013
  • US State Department Speaker's Bureau, Saint Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, 2016
  • 2017 DAAD grant supporting 2017 public lectures series, U of MN , and panel on memory and the Holocaust at German Studies Association Annual conference, Atanta, October 2017