Overview

Research Interests
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, 2016-present
  • Lecturer, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) Program, Columbia University, 2015-2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Regional Political Economy, The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2014-2015
Ph.D. in Political Science, Yale (2014)
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford (2006)
M.S., B.S. Sharif University of Technology (2002,2001)
Books
  1. [Under Review] Political Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

  2. [2017, Cambridge University Press] Leading from the Periphery & Network Collective Action Link
    • Winner of Best Book Award (2015-17) from American Political Science Association’s Political Networks Section
Under Review
  1. Navid Hassanpour, From Education and Industrialization to Autocracy? Modernization and Turnout in Authoritarian Elections Link

  2. Navid Hassanpour, Nationalism or Welfare? Economic Adversity and Turnout in Non-Competitive Elections Link

  3. Navid Hassanpour and Ena Redzic, Strategic Distribution in Multiparty Systems: Evidence from AKP’s Kurdish Policy Link

  4. Navid Hassanpour, Redistribution, Inequality and Democratization: Privatization in the 1990s Russia Link
Papers in Preparation
  1. Navid Hassanpour, Elite Competition or Redistributive Policy? The Logic of Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign

  2. Navid Hassanpour, Public Goods Provision and Ethnic Diversity: Far Right Parties, Immigration and Welfare in Germany

  3. Navid Hassanpour, Why Anti-Establishment Parties? Radical Party Entry and Mobilization of New Voters
Select Papers in Press
  • [Political Communication (2014)–31(1)] “Media Disruption & Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence from Mubarak’s Quasi-Experiment” Link
    • Winner of International Communications Association’s Keith R. Sanders and Lynda Lee Kaid Best Political Communication Article of the Year Award (2015)
    • The New York Times Feature
  • [PS: Political Science & Politics April 2013 – 46(2)] “Tracking the Semantics of Politics: A Case for Online Data Research in Political Science” Link
Sample Working Papers and Book Chapters
  • Navid Hassanpour (2014), A Quasi-Experimental Study of Contagion and Coordination in Urban Conflict: Evidence from The Syrian Civil War in Damascus Link
  • Navid Hassanpour (2013), Hushed Dissent: Permanent Incumbency Advantage and Varieties of Online Political Dialogue under Competitive Authoritarianism Link
  • Navid Hassanpour (2012), The Strategy of Perception in Third Party InterventionsLink
  • Navid Hassanpour (2011), Transparency and Repression: An Explanation for the Democratic Civil PeaceLink
Awards
  • Best Book Award (2015-17) from American Political Science Association’s Political Networks Section, 2017
  • International Communications Association, Political Communication Division’s Best Political Communication Article of the Year Award, 2015
Teaching
  • 2018-19, HSE
    • Comparative Politics of Eurasia (Graduate level lectures and seminars) Link to Syllabus
    • Theory & Methodology of Political Research (Graduate level lectures and seminars) Link to Syllabus
  • 2017-18, HSE
    • Comparative Politics of Eurasia (Graduate level lectures and seminars)
    • History of International Relations after World War II (Undergrad lecture course on the history of Cold War, joint HSE-LSE Bachelor’s program)
    • Theory & Methodology of Political Research (Graduate level lectures and seminars)
  • 2016-17, HSE
    • Theory & Methodology of Political Research (Graduate level lectures and seminars)
  • 2015-16, QMSS Columbia
    • Big Data Processing & Visualization (Graduate level lectures and seminars) Link to Syllabus
    • Master’s Thesis (Graduate seminar)
  • 2013-14, Yale
    • Religion and Politics (Teaching Fellow)
  • 2012-13, Yale
    • Research Design and Causal Inference (Teaching Fellow)
  • 2011-12, Yale
    • Violence and Civil Strife (Teaching Fellow)
  • 2010-11, Yale
    • International Political Economy (Teaching Fellow)
  • 2008-09, Stanford
    • Politics and Collective Action (Teaching Fellow)

Citation List
Data
Professional Service
  • Reviewer for American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, National Science FoundationPost-Soviet Affairs, PS: Political Science & Politics, World Politics
Fieldwork
  • Ankara, Beijing, Cairo, Istanbul, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Tehran
References
  • Available Upon Request