Beverly Crawford

Professor emerita, Political Science and International and Area Studies

Beverly Crawford is emeritus professor of political science and International and Area Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in international relations from Boston University, and a B.A. in German from Chapman College. Crawford recently received a fellowship from the Turkish National Science Foundation to research the refugee crisis in Turkey. She has written an analysis of modern Germany's approach to international relations, called Power and German Foreign Policy: Embedded Hegemony in Europe. Her previous book, Economic Vulnerability in International Relations, explores U.S. foreign policy on export controls. She is coeditor of The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a Mediterranean Region and The Myth of Ethnic Conflict: Politics, Economics and Cultural Violence, and has written numerous policy papers and articles on the causes of cultural conflict in Europe, Greece, Bulgaria, and the former Yugoslavia. Crawford served as principal investigator on the “Global Economic Integration, Liberalization, and Ethnic Conflict,” a project funded by the The Pew Charitable Trusts. More recently, she co-edited The Convergence of Civilizations? Constructing a Mediterranean Region and wrote the lead article in Cultures and Globalization: Conflicts and Tensions. She spoke on “culture and conflict” at the World Cultural Forum in Rio de Janeiro, and regularly consults with the U.S. government on the economic roots of ethnic and sectarian conflict, German and U.S. foreign policy, export-control policy and law, corporate technology transfer issues in an international context, and on the European Union. Crawford works with community organizations in San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif. to identify best practices for training low-income people to work in the hi-tech economy in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has twice been a Fulbright Fellow, and she has held fellowships from the Turkish National Science Foundation, the France-Berkeley fund, the Danforth Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Exxon Education Foundation, the Howard Pew Freedom Trust, Diplomatic Training Program, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Social Science Research Council. She has been a Fulbright Fellow in both Germany and Bulgaria, and is a senior research associate at the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia. For eight years she served as the Principal Investigator and co-director of the European Union Center of Excellence and Chair of the Center for German and European Studies at UC Berkeley. She has been a visiting professor at the Technical University of Dresden, The Free University of Berlin, Bocconi University, and UC Santa Cruz.