I am an Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Cyber Policy at the University of Texas at Dallas. My research studies questions of politics using text analysis, machine learning, and causal inference. My recent projects focus on mass protest, cybersecurity, and political control in autocracies. More broadly, I study how digital technology shapes political behavior.
My work has been published in American Political Science Review, World Politics, European Journal of Political Economy, Post-Soviet Affairs, Europe-Asia Studies, and Problems of Post-Communism. I published in American and Russian printed and electronic media, including The Monkey Cage Blog, the leading Russian business daily Vedomosti, and Forbes-Russia.