Professor lectures on Muslim Integration

For immediate release: Nov. 2, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Peter Doerschler, assistant professor of political science at Bloomsburg University, will give a lecture, “Do Muslims in Germany Really Fail to Integrate? Muslim Integration and Trust in Public Institutions,” Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Andruss Library, Schweiker Room.

The event is free and open to the public and is presented by BU’s Institute of Culture and Society.

Doerschler will speak on the treatment and difficult integration of Muslims in European societies since the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks, focusing on the Muslim community in Germany.

“Despite the critical implications this subject holds for the future of western democracy, little is actually known about Muslims’ political trust,” said Doerschler. “Therefore, the central goal of this project is to conduct a systematic analysis of Muslims’ political trust within the German context.”

Doerschler’s primary research centers on immigration, political behavior, environmental politics and globalization. Among his recent publications are article in Social Science Quarterly, Electoral Politics and German Politics.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.