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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 financial 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 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.

Email: k.tertytchnaya@ucl.ac.uk