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
Working Papers/Under Review
  1. Navid Hassanpour and Daria Vakhrusheva, Nationalism or Welfare? Economic Adversity and Turnout in Non-Competitive Elections

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

  3. Navid Hassanpour, From Education to Autocracy? Modernization and Turnout in Authoritarian Elections

  4. Navid Hassanpour, Redistribution, Inequality and Democratization: Privatization in the 1990s Russia

  5. Navid Hassanpour, Why Anti-Establishment Parties? Radical Party Entry and Mobilization of New Voters

Papers in Preparation
  1. Navid Hassanpour and Ekaterina Kologrivaya, Elite Competition or Redistributive Policy? The Logic of Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign

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

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
(Permanently) Working Papers
  • 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 seminar)
    • Theory & Methodology of Political Research (Graduate level lectures and seminar)
  • 2017-18, HSE
    • Comparative Politics of Eurasia (Graduate level lectures and seminar)
    • 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 seminar)
  • 2016-17, HSE
    • Theory & Methodology of Political Research (Graduate level lectures and seminar)
  • 2015-16, QMSS Columbia
    • Big Data Processing & Visualization (Graduate level lectures and seminar)
    • 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
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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