Sufian N. Zhemukhov

Title:          Associate Research Professor, George Washington University 

Address:  1957 E Street, NW, Suit 412, Washington, DC 20025

Phone:      202-355-5289 



Areas of Expertise

Ethnic politics, politics of post-Soviet countries, nationalism, Islam, and conflict resolution.


Dr. Sufian N. Zhemukhov is Associate Research Professor of International Affairs at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), 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 (PONARS Eurasia) since 2008. He teaches at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He was recognized as 2016 Featured Scholar by the Institute for International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund. 


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


Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance: The Muslim Pilgrims’ Paradox. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017 (with Mikhail A. Alexseev); awarded Honorable Mention for the 2018 Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies.  

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

Articles in a variety of journals, including Slavic Review, Problems of Post-CommunismEast European Politicsand Nationalities Papersamong others.


Classes Taught

POLI 475 Politics in the Former Soviet Union (Fall 2017)

HIST 488 Europe, 1914 to the Present (Fall 2016)

HIST 487 Europe, 1815-1914 (Fall 2018)

HIST 484 German History, 1914 to the present (Fall 2017)

HIST 468 The Age of Enlightenment (Spring 2016)

HIST 475 World War II

HIST 392 History of the Contemporary Middle East (Fall 2017)

HIST 389 Islamic Culture and Society (Fall 2018, Fall 2015)

HIST 364 Rise of Islam (Spring 2014)