Sufian N. Zhemukhov

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Sufian N. Zhemukhov

Associate Research Professor of International Affairs

Full-time Faculty


Dr. Sufian N. Zhemukhov is Associate Research Professor of International Affairs at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He has been a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia since 2008. He teaches at University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Maryland University College.

Ethnic politics, post-Soviet politics, nationalism, Islam, Caucasus

Honorable Mention for the 2018 Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies; 2016 Featured Scholar at the Institute for International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund.

Abkhazia and South Ossetia: Second-Order Effects of the Russia-Ukraine War

Doctorate in History (kandidat nauk), Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences.

POLI 475 Politics in the Former Soviet Union
HIST 488 Europe, 1914 to the Present
HIST 487 Europe, 1815-1914
HIST 484 German History, 1914 to the Present
HIST 468 The Age of Enlightenment
HIST 465 World War II
HIST 392 History of the Contemporary Middle East
HIST 389 Islamic Culture and Society: 570-1560 CE
HIST 364 The Rise of Islam

Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance: The Muslim Pilgrims’ Paradox. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017 (with Mikhail A. Alexseev)

Putin’s Olympics: The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia. New York and London: Routledge, 2017 (with Robert W. Orttung).