Henry E. Hale (Ph.D. Harvard 1998) is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.  He specializes in issues of democratization, federalism, and ethnic politics, frequently with a focus on the cases of the former Soviet region.  His first book, Why Not Parties in Russia?  Democracy, Federalism and the State, will appear with Cambridge University Press in 2006.  He has also completed a second draft book, provisionally entitled The Political Economy of Nationalism:  Federations, International Relations, and Ethnicity in Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Beyond.  His articles have been published in such journals as The British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, Orbis, Perspectives on Politics, and World Politics.  The National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research have funded his research.  His “Divided We Stand” (World Politics 2004) is co-winner of the APSA Qualitative Methods Section’s 2005 Alexander L. George Award for best article in qualitative methods.