Welcome to my website!

I am an Associate Professor of 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 nonviolent repression and propaganda to lower the costs of staying in power. Other projects study the political consequences of migrant remittances, with a focus on Central Asia. I am the recipient of a three-year UKRI-ESRC New Investigator grant (2021-24) that studies strategies of nonviolent repression in contemporary electoral autocracies.

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.

Email: k.tertytchnaya@ucl.ac.uk

Contact: G12, Department of Political Science, 29/31 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9QU.