Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Columbia University
political protest, civi war, contentious politics, revolution, political violence, contested sovereignty, political mobilization, frustration, deprivation, social pressure
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

I study contentious politics in the developing world, psychological mechanisms of protest mobilization, and demand for democratization.

My current research addresses the methodology of contentious event research, and micro-foundations of civil war and protest mobilization.

Recent Publications
  1. Political Awareness and Self-Blame in the Explanatory Narratives of LGBT People Amid the Anti-LGBT Campaign in Russia. Sexuality and Culture. 2015 Vol. 19. No. 2. P. 275-296. (with Bakhmetjev Y. A.)
  2. Looking Beyond the Economy: Pussy Riot and the Kremlin’s Voting Coalition. Post-Soviet Affairs. 2014 Vol. 30. No. 4. P. 257-275. (with Smyth R.)
  3. The Russian State Strikes Back: The Relevance of the State to Civil Society in Russia. Journal of International Affairs. 2014. Vol. 68. No. 1. P. 297-300
  4. Trial by Fire: A Natural Disaster’s Impact on Support for the Authorities in Rural Russia. World Politics. 2014. Vol. 66. No. 4 (with Lazarev Y. A., Sobolev A. S., Sokolov B. )
  5. Economic and Social Policy Trade-Offs in the Russian Regions: Evidence from Four Case Studies. Europe-Asia Studies. 2013. Vol. 65. No. 10. P. 1855-1876. (with Remington T. F., Sobolev A. S., Urnov M. Y. )
  6. A Well-Organized Play: Symbolic Politics and the Effect of the Pro-Putin Rallies. Problems of Post-Communism. 2013. Vol. 60. No. 2. P. 24-39 (with Smyth R., Sobolev A. S.)
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Russia, Ukraine, China, India

Research Areas

If this is your entry, please click here to request a link to edit your information.