Center for Global & International Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

F. Michael Wuthrich

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - Center for Global & International Studies
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Bailey Hall
Room 214
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
Second office:
Blake Hall
Room 522


PhD, Political Science, Bilkent University

MA, Education (Curriculum & Instruction), University of Kansas

BA, English (Creative Writing), University of Kansas

BA, Psychology, University of Kansas


Electoral politics and contentious politics of the Middle East and North Africa in general with particular expertise in Turkey; Comparative Politics, particularly political parties, party systems, voting behavior, and also the points of interaction between religion, nationalism and politics.

Selected Publications

Wuthrich, M. (2018). Kurdish Nationalist Organizations, Neighboring States, and "Ideological Distance”. In E. Elif Tugdar & S. Al (Eds.), Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East: Actors, Ideas, and Interests(1st ed.) (pp. 85-112). Palgrave Macmillan.

Wuthrich, F. M. (2015). National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System, Syracuse University Press.

Wuthrich, F. M. (2013). An Essential Center-Periphery Electoral Cleavage and the Turkish Party System. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 45(4 ), 751-73.

Selected Presentations

Wuthrich, F. M. (10/29/2015). National Elections in Turkey: Here We Go Again? Special lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown University. Georgetown University

Calendar of Events
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