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Muskingum University Political Scientist Dr. Richard Arnold Presents at Conference in Estonia, Publishes a Book

Richard ArnoldAssociate Professor Dr. Richard Arnold presented a paper at an international conference in Tallinn, Estonia on Russian nationalism organized by the Peace Research Institute Oslo on April 27-30 2016.  Dr. Arnold’s paper concerned Cossack movements in the Russian Federation. He has since published an article in the Monkey Cage, a blog associated with The Washington Post, on the conference.

Dr. Arnold’s book, “Russian Nationalism and Ethnic Violence: Symbolic Violence, Lynching, Pogrom, and Massacre,” is due out on June 14 and will be published by Routledge. The book concerns neo-Nazi hate crimes in Russia and includes chapters on Cossacks and race riots in Russia.  Dr. Arnold has published numerous articles in academic journals on this topic and is a frequent contributor to the Jamestown Foundation’sEurasian Daily Monitor, an electronic publication.

Russian Nationalism and Ethics Violence book coverDr. Arnold teaches classes on comparative politics and international relations in Muskingum University’s Political Science department. His classes include Russian politics and Russian foreign policy and he frequently co-authors conference presentations with students. Last year he co-authored a presentation on the Cossack Congress in America, which he presented with student Dakotah Riddle at the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Arnold was the 2015 recipient of Muskingum’s William Rainey Harper award for outstanding research.