Peter C. Meilaender

Peter C. Meilaender is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Houghton College (Houghton, NY, USA). He holds a Ph.D. in political theory from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN, USA). He teaches courses on political philosophy, American politics, and public law, and he contributes to Houghton’s humanities honors programs, for which he has taught a study-abroad course in Vienna on the fin de siècle. The author of Toward a Theory of Immigration (Palgrave, 2001), his essays have appeared in journals such as First Things, The Cresset, The City, Christian Reflection, and the Journal of Lutheran Ethics. His current research is in the area of politics and literature. He is completing a manuscript on the political thought of Jeremias Gotthelf and has begun work on a translation of Gotthelf’s novella Der Knabe des Tell. In 2012 he founded the interdisciplinary Swiss Studies Network within the German Studies Association, and he continues to serve as the network’s co-coordinator. In the Spring of 2015 he will be a Fellow in residence at the Center for Christian Thought at Biola University, working on a book about loyalty.