Rebecca Fradkin, Ph.D. Candidate

University of Oxford

Address: University of Oxford

City: Oxford, England

Country: United Kingdom

About Me:

Rebecca Fradkin is an expert on authoritarian regimes, religion and politics, and the former Soviet Union. Rebecca Fradkin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford in the Department of Politics and International Relations. Her doctoral thesis, Authoritarian Regimes and the Co-optation of Islam: Kazakhstan and Russia, examines how and why national and sub-national authoritarian regimes with Muslim majorities co-opt Islam and how ordinary citizens perceive these efforts.Rebecca previously earned her master’s from Oxford in Comparative Politics. She holds three Bachelor of Arts degrees in: Political Science (Diplomacy and Global Politics); Comparative Religion; and Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies from Miami University of Ohio. While at Miami, Rebecca was a Junior Fellow at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, one of the foremost centers for research on contemporary Russia. 

Research Interests

Religion & Politics

Post-Communist Politics

Non-Democratic Regimes

Comparative Political Institutions

Specific Areas of Interest

Authoritarian Politics

Subnational Authoritarianism



Countries of Interest



Former Soviet Union