Dr. James W. Warhola

James W. Warhola (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is Professor of Political Science and Dr. John M. Nickerson Professor of Political Science at the University of Maine. His research and teaching interests focus on comparative politics (especially on Russia, Turkey, and Eurasia more generally), politics and religion, politics and ethnicity, and political theory.  In 2012 he published “Russian Autocracy Redux: Path Dependency and the Late Modern State” in The University of Pittsburgh’s Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies. He has also published in numerous journals including Oxford University’s Forum for Public Policy, The Journal of Church and State, the American Journal of Political Science, The International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, and others. He has published several monographs including Politicized Ethnicity in the Russian Federation: Dilemmas of State Formation (1995).  He has served as chairman of the Department of Political Science (2011-2015), served in the Faculty Senate of the University of Maine (1993-2011) and on its Executive Council (1995-1996 and 2007-2011), and as its vice-president in 2010-211.  He has been a Visiting Research Scholar at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2010), Emory University (2007), Moscow State University (1995), and Baylor University (1991). In Spring 2002 he was named the 2002 Distinguished Maine Professor.