Jerry G. Pankhurst (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is professor emeritus of sociology and of Russian and Central Eurasian studies at Wittenberg University (USA) with specialties in sociology of religion, politics, and family. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Tartu in 2012 and returned as visiting professor in 2015. His current research and writing focus primarily on questions of religion and politics, and sociology of family in Russia and Eurasian societies. Withco-author Alar Kilp, he published “Religion, the Russian Nation and the State:  Domestic and International Dimensions” as the introductory essay for a special issue of the journal, Religion, State and Society (fall 2013), co-edited with Dr. Kilp. His current focus is on the social values activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia and throughout Europe, with recent publications assessing migration issues and the implications of the leadership and ecclesiology of the Russian Orthodox Church and Ukraine. His work can be found in numerous journals and edited collections.

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