Peter A. Kraus is a German-Catalan political scientist who deals primarily with topics of political sociology, comparative democracy research and modern democratic theory. He is currently working at the University of Augsburg as Professor of Political Science and Head of the Institute for Canadian Studies at the University of Augsburg (Germany). Previously he has been the chair of ethnic relations at the University of Helsinki, an associate professor of political science at Humboldt University in Berlin, a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
Peter A. Kraus deals with cultural pluralism, nationalism, minority politics and the problems of European integration and European identity. He has published widely and in several languages on cultural diversity and identity politics, ethnicity, nationalism, and migration, the dilemmas of European integration, as well as problems of democratization and democratic theory.
Research Interests: Political sociology, Comparative democracy research, Modern democratic theory, Cultural pluralism, Nationalism
Minority politics, Problems of European integration and European identity, Migration, Problems of democratization, Ethnic relations, Citizenship and immigration, Germany