University of Bern


Christian Joppke holds the chair in general sociology at the University of Bern, Switzerland.  He is also a Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University, Budapest, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Science and Government, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. His recent books are The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America (Cambridge: Polity 2015), Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison (with John Torpey) (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 2013), Citizenship and Immigration (Cambridge: Polity 2010), and Veil: Mirror of Identity (Cambridge: Polity 2009). His next book will be Is Multiculturalism Dead? Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State (Cambridge: Polity 2016).