Director of Graduate Studies
Advisor, Model Arab League
Office: (269) 387-5696
Fax (269) 387-4930
3352 Friedmann Hall Mail Stop 5346
Department of Political Science
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5346 USA
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1989
Dr. Butterfield was a twice visiting associate professor at the University of Cape Town's Centre for African Studies in South Africa. He has undertaken projects on the development NGOs and policy advocacy, the role of municipal community service and economic development partnerships, and social mobilization for poverty alleviation in poor communities. In 2009-10 Butterfield was a Fulbright scholar in the political science department at Saratov State University in Russia.
Among his publication are articles in Comparative Politics, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Middle Eastern Critique, The Journal of Peasant Studies, Comparative Economic Studies and Nationalities Papers, and more. He has also co-edited a volume (with Judith Dedaitis) on social movements in the former Soviet Union.