Department of Political Science, Queens College

Michael Krasner
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Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University

Phone: (718) 997-5489
Office: 200N Powdermaker Hall
Office Hours: Th, 11:30am-12:15pm & 2:00-3:00pm; W, 11:00am-12:15pm; and by appt.

Michael A. Krasner has taught political science since 1970 at Queens College; he is co-director of the Taft Institute for Government, an independent not-for-profit organization that promotes political participation.  Professor Krasnerís articles grass roots politics and social movements have appeared in the Journal of Peace Research, Education and Urban Society, New German Critique, Social Policy, New York Affairs, and Urban Education.  Since 1996 Professor Krasner has worked with the teachers of Townsend Harris High School and others to develop and refine a uniquely rigorous, ambitious, and engaging election simulation model, which has been successively adapted to presidential elections, New York City mayoral elections, New York State gubernatorial, senatorial, and legislative elections, and presidential primaries.  Working with Professor Francois Pierre Louis, Professor Krasner has developed a program of community leadership and citizenship training that has since 2002 trained activists from new immigrant, minority, and low income communities in New York City.  The Hazen Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation and New York Community Trust have supported this program with generous grants.  At Queens College, Professor Krasner teaches courses on Politics and Media, on presidential, gubernatorial, and mayoral elections, and on Film and Politics, in addition to coordinating the Political Science Departmentís internship program.  The recipient of a Fulbright Exchange Professorship to the University of Aarhus in Denmark in 1983-84,  Professor Krasner also taught there as an visiting professor and researcher in 1985-86.  In 1994 he was a visiting professor at the University of Paris VIII,  (St. Denis).

American Politics and Government (PSCI 101); Political Controversies (PSCI 102); Politics and the Media (PSCI 220); Power in America (PSCI 222); and New York City Internship (PSCI 292W)