Joel Krieger

Norma Wilentz Hess Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Joel Krieger is a scholar of comparative and international politics.

Joel earned his B.A. in political science from Yale University in 1973, and his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1979. Currently the Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College, he has also been a visiting professor at such prestigious institutions as Columbia University and New York University and a research fellow at Cambridge University and Harvard University. Professor Krieger is the recipient of numerous academic distinctions and has received research grants, fellowships, and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Council for European Studies, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Commission of the European Communities. Krieger is the author and editor of numerous articles and books on British and European politics, political economy, comparative social policy, the role of new information and production technologies in national competitiveness, and the political and policy challenges of globalization.


  • B.A., Yale College
  • Ph.D., Harvard University