Department of Political Science, Queens College

John Bowman
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Phone: (718) 997-5490
Office: 200G Powdermaker Hall
Office Hours: M & W, 2-3pm and by appt.

John Bowman has been on the Queens College faculty since 1984. His principal area of research is comparative political economy, with a focus on advanced industrial societies. In 1996 he was a guest researcher at the Institute for Social Research in Oslo, Norway. He returned to Norway in 2014 as a professor in the University of Oslo’s Summer School in Comparative Social Analysis. His current research concerns the politics of labor markets and social policy in Europe and the US.

He is the author of Capitalisms Compared: Work, Welfare, and Business (Sage/CQ Press, 2014) and Capitalist Collective Action: Competition, Cooperation, and Conflict in the Coal Industry (Cambridge University Press 1989, paperback edition 2006); as well as articles in several journals, including Politics & Society, Comparative Political Studies, and (with Alyson Cole) Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

At Queens, Professor Bowman regularly teaches Introduction to Political Science (PSCI 101); Current Political Controversies: How Democratic are US Elections (PSCI 102); The Politics of the Welfare State (PSCI 242), Comparative Political Economy (PSCI 232) and Business and Politics (PSCI 210).  At the CUNY Graduate Center, where he has been a faculty member since 1990, he teaches Comparative Political Economy.

Professor Bowman is a member of the Editorial Board of Politics & Society and has also served on the Editorial Committee of the journal Comparative Politics.