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Editorial Board


Harris MylonasGeorge Washington University, U.S.

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 SciencePerspectives 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 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

Jennie L. Schulze, Duquesne University, USA

Jennie Schulze is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duquesne University. Her research interests include the influence of European institutions and kin-states on minority integration and minority rights in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as how cultural, structural, and social variables effect minority integration and democratic participation. Her book, Strategic Frames: Europe, Russia and Minority Inclusion in Estonia and Latvia (University of Pittsburgh, 2018) received an Honorable Mention for the Joseph Rothschild Book Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies. She is the Director of the Center for Migration, Displacement, and Community Studies at Duquesne University, and is currently working on a new comparative book project on the challenges of refugee resettlement during times of crisis. Schulze’s scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as Problems of Post-Communism, Nationalities Papers, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Polity, the Journal for Ethnic and Minority Issues in Europe, and Studies of Transition States and Societies.

Associate Editors

Şener Aktürk, Koç University, Turkey

Sener Akturk, a scholar in comparative politics, specializes in ethnicity, religion, and nationalism. His seminal work, “Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey” (Cambridge University Press, 2012), introduced a groundbreaking typology and theory of “ethnic regime change,” earning him the 2013 Joseph Rothschild book prize. Beyond his extensive research on German, Russian, and Turkish politics, Akturk has published on identity politics in numerous countries. Currently, he is compiling a comprehensive handbook on state policies regarding ethnic and religious diversity in 172 countries, stemming from a global survey conducted between 2010 and 2014, while actively pursuing multiple research projects on religion, nationalism, minority representation, and historical population exchanges.


Zeynep BulutgilUniversity College London, U.K.

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, U.S.

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.

Eleanor Knott, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Eleanor Knott, an Assistant Professor of political science at LSE, specializes in teaching qualitative research methods within the Department of Methodology. Her research revolves around the politics of identity and citizenship in the post-Soviet era and post-Brexit Britain. Her book, “Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova” (McGill 2022), investigates these intersections following Russian annexation. Currently, she is initiating a project called “EU in the UK,” examining the significance of EU citizenship for EU27 citizens post the 2016 Brexit referendum. She has published in Perspectives on PoliticsQualitative ResearchJournal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesCitizenship Studies and Democratization, among others. 

Gulnaz SharafutdinovaKing’s College London, U.K.

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

Yehonatan Abramson, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Fiona B. AdamsonSOAS, University of London, U.K.

Hugh AgnewGeorge Washington University, U.S.

Dominique ArelUniversity of Ottawa, Canada

Monika Baar, European University Institute, Italy

Lowell BarringtonMarquette University, U.S.

Ceren BelgeConcordia 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, U.S.

David Crowe, Chapman University and Elon University, U.S.

Zsuzsa CsergőQueen’s University, Canada

Keith DardenAmerican University, U.S.

Bhavna DavéSOAS, University of London, U.K.

Stephen DeetsBabson College, U.S.

Mila DragojevićThe University of the South, U.S.

Elise Giuliano, Columbia University, USA

Alexandra GoujonUniversity of Bourgogne, France

Henry HaleGeorge Washington University, U.S.

Erin JenneCentral European University, Hungary

Natalie Koch, Syracuse University, USA

Maria KoinovaUniversity of Warwick, U.K.

Jeffrey KopsteinUniversity of California, Irvine, U.S.

Dominika KoterColgate University, U.S.

Marlene LaruelleGeorge Washington University, U.S.

Sandra LeónCarlos III-Juan March Institute, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

Siniša MaleševićUniversity College, Dublin, Ireland

Srdja PavlovićUniversity of Alberta, Canada

Peter RutlandWesleyan University, U.S.

Edward SchatzUniversity of Toronto, Canada

Caress SchenkNazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Oxana ShevelTufts University, U.S.

David Siroky, University of Essex, UK

Regine SpectorUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S.

Djordje StefanovicUniversity of Adelaide, Australia

David SzakonyiGeorge Washington University, U.S.

Gerard Toal (Gearóid Ó Tuathail), Virginia Tech, U.S.

Peter VermeerschUniversity of Leuven, Belgium

Elpida VogliUniversity of Thrace, Greece

Myra WaterburyOhio University, U.S.

Timothy William WatersIndiana University, U.S.

Theodore R. WeeksSouthern Illinois University, U.S.

Stefan WolffUniversity of Birmingham, U.K.

Susan L. WoodwardThe Graduate Center, City University of New York, U.S.


Past Editors

2013-2018: Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University, U.S.

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

2002-2009: Steve Sabol, University of North Carolina, U.S.

1999-2002: Nancy Wingfield, Northern Illinois University, U.S.

1987-1998: Henry Huttenbach, The City College of New York, CUNY, U.S.

1985-1986: Orest Subtelny, York University, Canada

1972-1984: Stephen Horak, Eastern Illinois University, U.S.