Dr. Michael Wuthrich

Michael Wuthrich
  • Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Associate Director of the Center for Global & International Studies
  • Associate Professor


Mike Wuthrich is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Associate Director for Global & International Studies. He received his PhD in Political Science from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in 2011. His interests are Middle East politics, particularly Turkish, Kurdish, and Iranian politics, parties and party systems, electoral behavior, religion and politics, women and politics in Turkey, and nationalism. His publications have appeared in Journal of Democracy, Political Research Quarterly, Parliamentary Affairs, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, the Middle East Journal, and Turkish Studies among others. He is co-author of the book, Beyond Piety and Politics: Religion, Social Relations, and Public Preferences in the Middle East and North Africa, with Indiana University Press in 2022. His book, National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System was published in 2015 with Syracuse University Press.


Electoral politics, contentious politics, and public opinion in 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., Albayrak, C. (2023). District Variation in Party System Competition and Women's Candidacy in Proportional Representation Systems. Parliamentary Affairs. https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsad009.

Selected Presentations

National Elections in Turkey: Here We Go Again? - Book Talk sponsored by the Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown University. Location: Georgetown University. (10-29-2015).