Dr Michael Gunter
Michael M. Gunter is a professor of political science at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee and teaches during the summer at the International University in Vienna, Austria. He also teaches for the U.S. government area studies program in Washington, D.C. He is the author of seven critically praised scholarly books on the Kurdish question, the most recent being The Kurds: A Modern History, 2016; Out of Nowhere: The Kurds in Peace and War, 2014; Kurdish Historical Dictionary, 2011; The Kurds Ascending: The Evolving Solution to the Kurdish Problem in Iraq and Turkey,2008; The Kurdish Predicament in Iraq: A Political Analysis, 1999; and The Kurds and the Future of Turkey, 1997. In addition, he is the co-editor (with Mohammed M. A. Ahmed) of The Kurdish Question and the 2003 Iraqi War, 2005; and The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism, 2007. He has also published several other scholarly books and numerous scholarly articles on the Kurds, United Nations, and other topics in such leading periodicals as the Middle East Journal, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Policy, Current History, Critique, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Orient, American Journal of International Law, World Affairs, Orbis, and International Organization, among others.
In addition, he was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in International Relations in Turkey. He also has held Fulbright awards for China and Israel. Currently he is the secretary-general of the EU Turkey Civic Commission, an NGO promoting further democratization in Turkey to facilitate its accession to the EU. He has been interviewed about the Kurdish question and the Middle East on numerous occasions by the international and national press.