CV

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EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles, PhD in Comparative Politics and Government, 2019

  • Topic: “Dictators in the Spotlight: What Do They Do When They Cannot Do Business as Usual?”

  • Committee: Prof. Daniel Treisman (chair), Prof. Barbara Geddes, Prof. Chad Hazlett, Prof. Daniel Posner, Prof. Jeniffer Pan (Stanford)

University of California, Los Angeles, MS in Statistics, 2019

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, PhD in Political Economy, 2015

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, MA in Political Science (with Honors), 2011

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, BA in Political science (with Honors), 2009

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Teaching Fellow, Anderson School of Business, UCLA, 2018

Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science, UCLA, 2014-18

Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, UCLA, 2015-16

Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2013-14

Visiting Research Fellow, Russian & East European Institute, Indiana University, 2012

Lecturer, Political Science Department, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2010-13

Research Fellow, Laboratory for Political Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, 2008-13

RESEARCH

Journal Articles

“Trial by Fire: a Natural Disaster’s Impact on Support for the Authorities in Rural Russia,” in World Politics, 2014, 66(4), 641-668 (with Egor Lazarev, Irina Soboleva, and Boris Sokolov)

“Means of Production VS Means of Coercion: Can Russian Business Limit the Violence of Predatory State?,” in Post-Soviet Affairs, 2014, 30(1), 171-194 (with Andrei Yakovlev, and Anton Kazun)

“Social and Economic Policy Trade-Offs in the Russian Regions: Evidence from Four Case Studies,” in Europe-Asia Studies, 2013, 65(10): 1855-1876 (with Tom Remington, Irina Soboleva, and Mark Urnov)

“Well-Organized Play: Symbolic Politics and the Effect of the Pro-Putin Rallies,” in Problems of Post-Communism, 2013, 60(2): 24-39 (with Regina Smyth and Irina Soboleva)

Book Chapters

“Civic and Political Activism in Russia” in The New Autocracy: Information, Politics, and Policy in Putin’s Russia, 2018, 249-276, Brookings Institution Press (with Alexei Zakharov)

“Defining Common Ground: Collective Identity in Russia’s Post-Election Protests and Rallies” in The Systemic and Non-Systemic Opposition in the Russian Federation, 2015, 51-76, Ashgate Publishing (with Regina Smyth and Irina Soboleva)

Working Papers

“Fantastic Beasts and Whether They Matter: How Pro-Government “Trolls” Influence Online Conversations in Russia”

“Can independent media help suppress collective action?”

“Stability of Revolutionary Governments In The Face Of Mass Protest” (with Dmitry Dagaev and Natalia Lamberova)

Research in Progress

“Leaderless Protests?” (with Dmitry Dagaev, Natalia Lamberova, and Konstantin Sonin)

“Mechanisms of Protest Diffusion After the U.S. Presidential Election of 2016” (with Keith Chen and Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld)

GRANTS

External

Charles Koch Foundation, Arlington, Research Fellowship, 2018

The Harriman Institute, New York, Travel Grant, 2018

Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, Travel Grant, 2018

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Alumni Academic Fellowship, 2017

Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, PhD Fellowship, 2016

Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, PhD Fellowship, 2015

Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, PhD Fellowship, 2014

Oxford-Russia Foundation, Research Fellowship, 2007-10

Internal (at UCLA)

Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018-19

Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Center for European and Russian Studies, 2018

Edwin W. Pauley Fellowship, UCLA, 2017

Edwin W. Pauley Fellowship, UCLA, 2013

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

Higher School of Economics Award for Academic Achievements, 2012

“The Best Lecturer of Political Science Department - 2012” Award, 2012

High Distinction for Honors Thesis, Higher School of Economics, 2011

High Distinction for Honors Thesis, Higher School of Economics, 2009

PRESENTATIONS

APSA (2018, 2016, 2014), MPSA (2018, 2017, 2014), European Economic Association Annual Conference (2015), Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics Annual Conference (2013), April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development (2013, 2012, 2010, 2011), Moscow Higher School of Economics (2018, 2017, 2013), Indiana University (2012)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Business

  • Technology Analytics (MBA), with Prof. Keith Chen

  • Competitive Analytics (MSBA), with Prof. Keith Chen

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Political Science

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Department of Political Science

SKILLS

  • SOFTWARE: R (keras, Rselenium, rvest, tm, ggplot2, tidyverse, sp, raster), Python (TensorFlow, keras, nltk, Selenium, sklearn, pandas), SQL, Stata, SPSS, LaTeX

  • DATA COLLECTION: automated data extraction, automated text processing, online and field experiments, surveys, interviews

References

Prof. Daniel Treisman (chair of dissertation committee), Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 4289 Bunche Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1472, treisman@polisci.ucla.edu