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.
Religion & Politics
Comparative Political Institutions
Former Soviet Union