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Editorial Board


Harris MylonasGeorge Washington University, USA

Harris Mylonas

Harris Mylonas is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University and the editor-in-chief of Nationalities Papers. Mylonas’ research contributes to our understanding of states’ management of diversity that may originate from national minorities, immigrants, diasporas, or refugees. His work emphasizes and explores the role of international security considerations in domestic policymaking. Mylonas received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, his MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and completed his undergraduate degree at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens, Greece. In 2008-09 and 2011-12 academic years he was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He is the author of The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities (Cambridge University Press, 2012), for which he won the 2014 European Studies Book Award by the Council for European Studies, as well as The Peter Katzenstein Book Prize  in 2013. He has also co-edited The Microfoundations of Diaspora Politics (Routledge, 2022) with Alexandra Délano Alonso and Enemies Within: The Global Politics of Fifth Columns (Oxford University Press, 2022) with Scott Radnitz. His work has been published in the Annual Review of Political Science, Perspectives on PoliticsComparative Political StudiesSecurity StudiesEuropean Journal of Political ResearchJournal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesTerritory, Politics, GovernanceNations and NationalismSocial Science QuarterlyNationalities PapersEthnopolitics, and various edited volumes. His documentary film Searching for Andreas: Political Leadership in Times of Crisis, which  deals with the deep causes of the recent European financial and political crisis in Greece, premiered at the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, won two awards at the International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, and was also screened at the 2019 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC and the 2021 World Congress of Political Science of the International Political Science Association.

Managing Editor

Ned Whalley

Ned Whalley

Ned Whalley is the Managing Editor of Nationalities Papers . He received a B.A. in History from Yale University, and an M.A. in Conflict Management and International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Ned previously worked as a journalist in Beirut, Lebanon, where he wrote and edited articles for Time Out Beirut, NOW Lebanon, Executive Magazine, and the The Daily Star, as well as publications for The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies and the Lebanese American University. 

Book Review Editor

Roland SpickermannUniversity of Texas of the Permian Basin, USA

Roland Spickermann

Roland Spickermann is an associate professor of History at the University of Texas - Permian Basin, where he teaches courses in modern German, modern European, modern Chinese history, and the Holocaust. His original research concerned nationalism and community mobilization in the ethnically mixed regions of the German Empire. His current research has shifted over to German social history in the 20th century, but he maintains an interest in issues of nationalism and genocide in central and eastern Europe.

Associate Editors

Şener AktürkKoç University, Turkey


Şener Aktürk is an Associate Professor at Koç University in Istanbul. His primary research interests are comparative politics of ethnicity, religion, and nationalism. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Government, both at Harvard University. His book, Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey (Cambridge University Press, 2012) received the 2013 Joseph Rothschild book prize from the Association for the Study of Nationalities and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. His work is published in World Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Social Science Quarterly, European Journal of Sociology, Problems of Post-Communism, Nationalities Papers, Turkish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Osteuropa, Theoria, Ab Imperio, All Azimuth, Insight Turkey, Turkish Policy Quarterly and Central Eurasian Studies Review, among others. 

Zeynep BulutgilUniversity College London, UK

Zeynep Bulutgil

H. Zeynep Bulutgil is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at University College London. Her general research interests focus on political violence, the relationship between religious and political institutions, as well as inequality and ethnic politics. Her first research project explored the conditions and processes that lead to (or prevent) ethnic cleansing. Her book, The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2016; 2018) has been chosen as the Winner of the 2017 Best Book Award in the European Politics and Society Section of APSA. She has also published articles on ethnic cleansing, political violence, social cleavages, and political mobilization in International SecurityJournal of Peace Research,  Journal of Global Security StudiesJournal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, and Nationalities Papers.  Her second project, The Origins of Legal Secularization, explores the conditions under which the legal structures of countries become divorced from religious actors and regulations. To explore this question, she has compiled a historical-cross-national dataset on institutional secularization that covers the post-1850 period. Her work-in-progress uses this dataset along with historical case studies from Europe and the Middle East to analyze the conditions under which countries adopt secular legal systems. 

Julie GeorgeQueens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

Julie George

Julie A. George is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Queens College and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She is currently also Visiting Associate Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She specializes in ethnic and national politics, state-building, and regime transformation in post-communist states, particularly in the Caucasus. She has been funded by Fulbright and IREX and has published articles in Electoral StudiesEurope-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, among others. She received her PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on several editorial boards internationally, including Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Problems of Post-communism, and Caucasus Survey.

Paul GoodeCarleton University, Canada

Paul Goode

J. Paul Goode is the McMillan Chair of Russian Studies at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University. Previously he was Associate Professor of Russian Politics and Convenor of the Research Group on Nationalism, Populism, and Radicalism at the University of Bath (UK), and Associate Professor in Comparative Politics and founding Director of the Center for the Study of Nationalism at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of The Decline of Regionalism in Putin’s Russia (Routledge, 2011), and has published widely on regionalism, nationalism, and authoritarianism in Russia and the former Soviet Union in such journals as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Nations and Nationalism, Nationalities Papers, Slavic Review, Perspectives on Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Social Science Quarterly, Problems of Post-Communism, and Europe-Asia Studies. He has been awarded research fellowships by Fulbright, IREX, and New York University's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Presently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Communist and Post-Communist Studies and is a member of the international advisory and editorial boards for Nations and Nationalism, Russian Politics, and Social Science Quarterly.

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, King’s College London, UK


Gulnaz Sharafutdinova is Reader in Russian Politics at King’s College London. Gulnaz is the author of The Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity (Oxford University Press, 2020) Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism Inside Russia (Notre Dame University Press, 2010), and editor of Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964-1985 (Lexington Press, 2012). Gulnaz has studied issues related to Russian federalism and sub-national politics, political economy of post-communist transformation and political psychology of authoritarian legitimation in Russia. She has published articles in Perspective on Politics, Comparative Politics, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, Europe-Asia Studies, and other peer-reviewed journals. Gulnaz is originally from Tatarstan (Russia). She has received her Ph.D. in political science from the George Washington University and worked at Miami University (Ohio) as Assistant and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies during 2004-2013.

Editorial Board

Fiona B. AdamsonSOAS, University of London, UK

Hugh Agnew, George Washington University, USA

Dominique Arel, University of Ottawa, Canada

Monika Baar, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Laia BalcellsGeorgetown University, USA

Lowell Barrington, Marquette University, USA

Ceren Belge, Concordia University, Canada

Max BergholzConcordia University, Canada

Stefano BianchiniAlma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy

Florian BieberUniversity of Graz, Austria

Rogers BrubakerUniversity of California, Los Angeles, USA

Bridget Coggins, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

David Crowe, Chapman University and Elon University, USA

Zsuzsa CsergőQueen's University, Canada

Keith Darden, American University, USA

Bhavna Davé, SOAS, University of London, UK

Stephen DeetsBabson College, USA

Mila DragojevićThe University of the South, USA

Alexandra GoujonUniversity of Bourgogne, France

Emily GrebleVanderbilt University, USA

Henry Hale, George Washington University, USA

Erin JenneCentral European University, Hungary

Natalie KochSyracuse University, USA

Maria Koinova, University of Warwick, UK

Jeffrey Kopstein, University of California, Irvine, USA

Dominika KoterColgate University, USA

Marlene LaruelleGeorge Washington University, USA

Siniša MaleševićUniversity College, Dublin, Ireland

Brendan O’LearyUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA

Olga Onuch, University of Manchester, UK 

Srdja Pavlović, University of Alberta, Canada

Peter RutlandWesleyan University, USA

Michael Rywkin, The City College of CUNY, USA

Gwendolyn Sasse, University of Oxford, UK

Edward Schatz, University of Toronto, Canada

Caress SchenkNazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Oxana ShevelTufts University, USA

David SirokyArizona State University, USA

Regine SpectorUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Djordje Stefanovic, University of Adelaide, Australia

David SzakonyiGeorge Washington University, USA

Gerard Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail), Virginia Tech, USA

Peter VermeerschUniversity of Leuven, Belgium

Elpida VogliUniversity of Thrace, Greece

Myra Waterbury, Ohio University, USA

Timothy William WatersIndiana University, USA

Theodore R. Weeks, Southern Illinois University, USA

Stefan WolffUniversity of Birmingham, UK

Susan L. Woodward, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

Past Editors

2013-2018: Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University, USA

2009-2013: Florian Bieber, University of Graz, Austria

2002-2009: Steve Sabol, University of North Carolina, USA

1999-2002: Nancy Wingfield, Northern Illinois University, USA

1987-1998: Henry Huttenbach, The City College, CUNY, USA

1985-1986: Orest Subtelny, York University, Canada

1972-1984: Stephen Horak, Eastern Illinois University, USA