# EDUCATION **University of California, Los Angeles**, Ph.D. in Government \hfill 2019 **University of California, Los Angeles**, M.Sc. in Statistics \hfill 2019 **Higher School of Economics, Moscow**, M.A. in Political Economy (with Honors) \hfill 2011 **Higher School of Economics, Moscow,** B.A. in Political Science (with Honors) \hfill 2009 # ACADEMIC POSITIONS **Assistant Professor**, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, \hfill 2021- The University of Texas at Dallas **Postdoctoral Associate**, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University \hfill 2019-21 **Research Fellow**, Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA \hfill 2018 **Teaching Fellow**, **Research Fellow**, Anderson School of Business, UCLA \hfill 2018 **Teaching Fellow**, **Research Fellow**, Department of Political Science, UCLA \hfill 2014-17 **Research Fellow**, Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, \hfill 2013-14 Higher School of Economics, Moscow **Visiting Research Fellow**, Russian & East European Institute, Indiana University \hfill 2012 **Lecturer**, Political Science Department, Higher School of Economics, Moscow \hfill 2010-13 **Research Fellow**, Laboratory for Political Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow \hfill 2008-13 # RESEARCH ## Articles [**"News and Geolocated Social Media Accurately Measure Protest Size Variation"**](https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000295) in *American Political Science Review*, 2020, 114(4), 1343-1351 (with Keith Chen, Jungseock Joo, and Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld) [**"Stability of Revolutionary Governments in The Face of Mass Protest"**](https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2019.08.003) in *European Journal of Political Economy*, 2019, 60, 2-20 (with Dmitry Dagaev and Natalia Lamberova) [**"Trial by Fire: a Natural Disaster’s Impact on Support for the Authorities in Rural Russia,"**](http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0043887114000215) 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?,"**](http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1060586X.2013.859434) 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,"**](http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09668136.2013.838055) 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,"**](“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) ## Peer-reviewed book chapters [**"Civic and Political Activism in Russia"**](http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7864/j.ctt1zkjzsh.13) 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"**](https://AntonSobolev.github.com/files/2013-Defining-Commong-Ground.pdf) in *The Systemic and Non-Systemic Opposition in the Russian Federation*, 2015, 51-76, Ashgate Publishing (with Regina Smyth and Irina Soboleva) ## Research in progress [**"How Pro-Government “Trolls” Influence Online Conversations in Russia"**](#working) [**"How Free Media Can Help an Autocrat to Deal with Mass Protests? A Curious Case of Russia"**](#working) [**"Leaderless Protests?"**](#working) (with Dmitry Dagaev, Natalia Lamberova, and Konstantin Sonin) # GRANTS The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, Research Grant (18,000$) \hfill 2019 Charles Koch Foundation, Arlington, Research Fellowship (5,000$) \hfill 2019 Dissertation Year Fellowship, Los Angeles, UCLA (64,000$) \hfill 2018 The Harriman Institute, Columbia University, Travel Grant (4,000$) \hfill 2018 Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, Travel Grant (5,000$) \hfill 2018 Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Alumni Academic Fellowship (3,000$) \hfill 2017 Institute for Humane Studies, Arlington, PhD Fellowship (22,500$) \hfill 2014-18 Oxford-Russia Foundation, Research Fellowship (6,000$) \hfill 2007-10 # AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS Higher School of Economics Award for Academic Achievements \hfill 2012 “The Best Lecturer of Political Science Department - 2012” Award \hfill 2012 High Distinction for Honors Thesis, Higher School of Economics \hfill 2011 High Distinction for Honors Thesis, Higher School of Economics \hfill 2009 # SELECTED PRESENTATIONS APSA (2021, 2018, 2016, 2014), MPSA (2018, 2017, 2014), Annual conference of the Society for Political Methodology (2019), European Economic Association Annual Conference (2015), [New York University (2021)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_3E39SH688), Yale University (2020), 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 (2021, 2017, 2013), Indiana University (2012) # TEACHING EXPERIENCE **UT Dallas**, ***School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences*** \hskip 1cm Cyber Policy (2021) **Yale University**, ***Department of Political Science*** \hskip 1cm Big Data, AI, and Russian Politics (2020-21) **University of California, Los Angeles**, ***Anderson School of Business*** \hskip 1cm Technology Analytics (MBA), with Prof. Keith Chen (2018) \hskip 1cm Competitive Analytics (MSBA), with Prof. Keith Chen (2018) **University of California, Los Angeles**, ***Department of Political Science*** \hskip 1cm Politics and Government of Post-Communist Russia, with Prof. Daniel Treisman (2014-17) \hskip 1cm Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy, with Prof. Susanne Lohmann (2016) \hskip 1cm Data Analysis, with Prof. Erin Hartman (2018) \hskip 1cm Politics and Strategy, with Prof. Michael Chwe (2017) **Higher School of Economics, Moscow**, ***Department of Political Science*** \hskip 1cm Models of Risk in Politics and Economics (MA, 2012-13) \hskip 1cm Political Theory (2011-13) # SERVICE **Reviewer:** American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Economics and Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis, New Media and Society, Journal of International Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, Post-Soviet Affairs # SKILLS **Software:** R (`keras`, `selenium`, `rvest`, `tm`, `ggplot2`, `tidyverse`, `sp`, `raster`), \hskip 1.9 cm Python (`TensorFlow`, `keras`, `nltk`, `Selenium`, `sklearn`, `pandas`), SQL, Stata, SPSS, \LaTeX