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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 manage public opinion and deflect blame when performance is poor. Other projects investigate the political consequences of migrant remittances in Central-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. My articles have appeared or are 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. In 2016-2017 I was 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.
Contact: B.17, Department of Political Science, 29/31 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9QU.