CV

Research Interests

Political economy of development, state formation, Russian and post-Soviet politics

Education

Ph.D., Department of Government, Harvard University (anticipated August 2020)

Thesis title: States and Agrarian Transformations in Eighteenth Century Europe

Supervisors: Timothy Colton (chair), Peter A. Hall, Torben Iversen, Daniel Ziblatt

M.A., Russian and East European Studies, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) – Georgetown University (2013)

B.A., Government, Russian Studies summa cum laude, Georgetown University (2011)

Appointments

Teaching Fellow, Government, Harvard University (2015–2018)

Teaching

Politics of Europe (Gov 1190, with Prof. Daniel Ziblatt) (2018)

Foundations of Comparative Politics (Gov 20, with Prof. Steven Levitsky) (2016)

Sophomore Tutorial in Government (Gov 97, with Prof. Ryan D. Enos and Prof. Michael Rosen) (2016)

Russian Politics in Transition (Gov 1243, with Prof. Timothy Colton) (2015)

The Making of Modern Politics: The Development of Democracy in Europe from the Middle Ages to the European Union (Gov 1171, with Prof. Peter A. Hall) (2015)

Research Experience

Country Expert, Historical Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project (Russia, 1789–1920)

Archive-Based Field Research, Moscow (2015), St. Petersburg (2016, 2017, 2018), Riga (2019)

Selected Fellowships and Awards

Krupp Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship, Minza de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University (2018–2019)

Mid-Dissertation Research Grant, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (2018–2019)

Doctoral Fellow, Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School (2014–2019)

Associate Research Fellow, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow) (2014–2017)

Graduate Research Travel Grant, Davis Center for Eurasian and Russian Studies, Harvard University (2014, 2015, 2017)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellowship, Georgetown University (2013)

Foreign Language and Area Studies Academic Year Fellowship, Georgetown University (2012–2013)

Conference and Workshop Presentations

"Minorities and Disaster Relief: 1891–1892 Famine in Imperial Russia" (with Volha Charnysh), presented at American Political Science Association annual meeting, August 29–September 1, 2019

"Minorities and Disaster Relief: 1891–1892 Famine in Imperial Russia" (with Volha Charnysh), presented at Summer Workshop in the Economic History and Historical Political Economy of Russia, University of Wisconsin – Madison, May 23–25, 2019

"Political Implications of Noble Economic Decline in Late Imperial Russia", presented at Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual meeting, December 6–9, 2018

"Learning Revolution" (with Yuhua Wang), presented at American Political Science Association annual meeting, August 30–September 2, 2018

"Representative Institutions and Policy Responsiveness in Autocracies: 1891–1892 Famine in Imperial Russia" (with Volha Charnysh), presented at American Political Science Association annual meeting, August 30–September 2, 2018

"Famine in Russia, 1891–1892", presented at GIS Winter Institute Workshop, Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, January 13, 2017

"Landed Elites and Human Capital-Promoting Institutions: Evidence from Russian Serfdom", presented at 2nd annual Politics and History Workshop, Harvard University, May 15–16, 2015

"Election Monitoring as Contentious Politics: Monitors and Mobilization in the 2011–2012 Russian Election Cycle", presented at workshop on Explaining Contentious Politics in Russia: Innovations in Theory and Data Collection, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, June 13–14, 2013 (invited speaker)

Projects and Working Papers

"Diversity and Governance in a Crisis: Famine in Russia, 1891–1892" (working paper, with Volha Charnysh)

"Learning Revolution" (working paper, with Yuhua Wang)

"Political Implications of Noble Economic Decline in Late Imperial Russia" (working paper)

"Labor Coercion and Human Capital-Promoting Institutions: Evidence from Russia" (working paper)

Skills

Computing: R, Stata, LaTeX, ArcGIS

Languages: Russian (fluent), German (advanced reading), French (intermediate reading), Polish (intermediate reading)