Fred P. Cocozzelli

Associate ProfessorChair
PhD., New School for Social Research, Comparative Politics and Political TheoryMIA, 1999, Columbia University, School of International and Public AffairsBA, Catholic University of America, World Politics

Fred P. Cocozzelli, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Government and Politics at St. John’s University. He researches and writes on multilateral interventions, post-conflict reconstruction, social policy, minority rights, and the politics of Kosovo and the greater Balkans. He is the author of War and Social Welfare: Reconstruction after Conflict, a number of academic articles, and a contributor to Social Policy and International Interventions in Southeastern Europe. From July 1999 to August 2000 he worked as a senior field officer for humanitarian assistance and a consultant in Kosovo. He holds a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and a PhD in political science from the New School for Social Research. 

Courses Taught at St. John’s University

  • Contemporary Government and Politics – core course
  • Foreign Policy of the Major Powers
  • Politics of Revolution
  • Politics of Developing Countries
  • Senior Seminar in International Relations
  • Senior Seminar in American Foreign Policy

Areas of Specialization

Post-conflict institution building, social policy development, and ethnic and community political dynamics. Geographically primary focus on the Balkans, and in particular the former Yugoslav province of Kosovo. For doctoral dissertation, researched and wrote on the reconstruction of the public social welfare system in Kosovo after the 1998-1999 conflict. More recently has been examining the political integration of Roma, Bosniak and Turkish minorities in the province.

Cocozzelli, Fred 2007 (forthcoming). Kosovo. in Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe. ed. by Bob Deacon and Paul Stubbs. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing

Cocozzelli, Fred 2006. The Role of Social Policy in Post-Conflict Reconstruction, in The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol. 2, No. 3. Washington, DC: American University Center for Global Peace

Cocozzelli, Fred. 2004.  (Contributer) The Rise of the Citizen: Challenges and Choices, Kosovo Human Development Report 2004. Prishtinë, Kosovo: UNDP / Kosovo

Cocozzelli, Fred. 2004 “Political Parties in Kosovo, 2003”, GSC Quarterly,  No. 11 Winter 2004, Social Science Research Council, Program on Global Security and Cooperation,

Cocozzelli, Fred. 2004. “Kosovo at the Crossroads: Competing Solidarities”, Social Science Research Council on-line essays in Global Security and Cooperation, Regions, Europe,