Orfeo Fioretos

Orfeo Fioretos

Temple University

He is associate professor of Political Science at Temple University, where he teaches courses in international relations, international political economy, global governance and related topics, often including coverage of Europe. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts, and has served as Chair of the Undergraduate and Departmental Honors Programs.

​Fioretos’ research is focused on the politics of markets and international institutions. He is author of Creative Reconstructions:  Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism After 1950 (Cornell University Press, 2011), editor of International Politics and Institutions in Time (Oxford University Press, 2017), and co-editor with Tulia G. Falleti and Adam Sheingate of The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Fioretos’ articles are published in International Organization, Review of International Political Economy, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, and Review of International Studies.  His work also appears in Varieties of Capitalism: The Institutional Foundations of Competitive Advantage (edited by Peter A. Hall and David Soskice), Making History:  European Integration and Institutional Change at Fifty (edited by Sophie Meunier and Kathleen McNamara), the Oxford Handbook of the European Union (edited by Erik Jones, Anand Menon, and Stephen Weatherill), and Historical Institutionalism and International Relations (edited by Thomas Rixen, Lora Viola and Michael Zürn). 

Ongoing research projects examine informal international institutions; legacies and innovations in global economic governance; summitry; and dynamics of international political development.

​Fioretos is former president of the International History and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.  He has been a guest researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin; Sciences-Po, Paris; University of California - Berkeley; Washington University in Saint Louis; and Georgetown University.  Fioretos received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.