F. Michael Wuthrich

F. Michael Wuthrich
  • Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Bailey Hall, Rm. 214
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Ph.D., Bilkent 2011

Research Areas: Electoral politics of the Middle East, with particular expertise in Turkey, Comparative Politics, Interaction of religion, nationalism and politics, Social and Cultural Theory and Politics

Countries: Turkey
Languages: Turkish, German

Mike Wuthrich is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Global & International Studies Academic Programs in the Center for Global and International Studies. He received his PhD in Political Science from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in 2011.  His interests are Middle East politics, parties and party systems, electoral behavior, religion, and nationalism. After nine years of living and working in Turkey, he has developed a particular interest in all things Turkish, particularly those related to politics, society and culture.

Courses Recently Taught

  • Intro to International Politics
  • Intro to Comp. Politics
  • Intro to Global & Int’l Studies
  • Intro to Int’l Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods for Global Contexts
  • Nationalism & Nationalisms in Turkey


Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Parties and Party Systems, Electoral Behavior, Religion and Politics, Nationalism and Politics

Selected Publications

His publications have appeared in the International Journal of Middle East StudiesMiddle East JournalSoutheast European and Black Sea Studies, and Turkish Studies. His book, National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System was published by Syracuse University Press in 2015.