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I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Comparative Politics at University College London.
My research interests include public opinion, protests, and authoritarian politics. Drawing on evidence from Russia, I examine how non-democratic incumbents use propaganda and nonviolent repression to lower the costs of staying in power. Other projects study the political consequences of migrant remittances, with a focus on Central Asia. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies and Political Behavior.
Before joining UCL I was the Clayman Junior Research Fellow at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford and a Fulbright-Schuman pre-doctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science, Columbia University. I read for a DPhil in Politics and an MPhil in Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Oxford, and hold a B.A. in Politics from the University of Cyprus.
My CV is available here.
Contact: G12, Department of Political Science, 29/31 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9QU.