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About Dr. Bernd Reiter

Bernd Reiter is a professor of comparative politics and comparative political theory, a public speaker, book editor, and consultant on academic book publishing.

He has over 20 years of experience as an engaged scholar and activist, institute director, study abroad director, nonprofit consultant, graduate program administrator, and publisher. He is a specialist on Democracy, Anti-Racism, and Decolonization. He has published 18 books so far.

Speaking TopicsWhy White Men should Care about Anti-Racism // What we can learn from the Way Germany atoned for the Holocaust // The African Origins of Democracy // How to Save our Democracy and Planet

Consultant: How to publish your academic book


Reiter was a Research Associate at Harvard University, received the Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Public Policy, Brazil Award, and served as the Erasmus Mundos Visiting Professor at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies. He has received the Distinguished Alum Award from the Political Science Department of the Graduate Center, City University of New York, the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award from the Florida Education Fund, the Florida Education Fund President’s Award, the USF Faculty Global Achievement Award, and the USF Status of Latinos Faculty Award. 


Reiter has published over 60 books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles on topics related to democracy, race, citizenship, and decolonization. He is the editor of the Routledge Decolonizing the Classics Special Book Series and has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences, including the 2018 World Social Forum. 

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