Department of Political Science, Queens College
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
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
Professor Bowman is a member of the
Editorial Board of Politics
& Society and has also served on the Editorial
Committee of the journal Comparative