Associate Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology


Ph.D., Boston University

Field of Specialty

Nationalism, Sociology of Religion, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Contact Information

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities 106

Chandler Rosenberger

Chandler Rosenberger is Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies and Sociology. A historical sociologist specializing in the cultural foundations of politics, Mr. Rosenberger is especially interested in the intellectual roots of political revolutions.

Mr. Rosenberger studied History and Philosophy at Dartmouth College and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Oxford. From 1992 to 1994, he covered the collapse of Czechoslovakia and the war in Yugoslavia as a journalist and as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs. After seven years in Europe Mr. Rosenberger returned to the United States to write a dissertation at Boston University on the dissident intellectuals who led Czechoslovakia’s “Velvet Revolution.” He then taught international relations at Boston University for nine years.

Mr. Rosenberger has written about post-Communist Central Europe for scholarly journals and for such publications as Critical Review, Human Rights Watch, World Policy Journal, and The Wall Street Journal. He is currently researching the global trend toward populist nationalism, with a particular interest in China.

Outside of his academic work, Mr. Rosenberger has served on the Board of Advisors of the Apollinaire Theatre Company in Chelsea, MA and of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Current World Affairs.


Rosenberger, Chandler. ""With God on Their Side: The Nationalism of Contemporary Islamic Extremism"." The Globalization of Nationalism. Ed. Liah Greenfeld. London: ECPR Press, 2016 (forthcoming)

Rosenberger, Chandler. "The Longest Season." Rev. of Prague Winter, by Madeleine Albright. Columbia Magazine vol. Winter 2013

Courses Taught

EL 94a Experiential Learning Practicum
GS 201a Global Agents
IGS 10a Introduction to International and Global Studies
SOC 127a Religion, Ethnicity, and Nationalism
SOC 136b Historical and Comparative Sociology
SOC 146b Nationalism and Globalization
SOC 146bj Nationalism and Globalization
SOC 162a Intellectuals and Revolutionary Politics
SOC 168a Democracy and Inequality in Global Perspective
SYS 1c How Do We Know What We Know?