Overview

Research Interests
Academic Appointments
  • Henry Hart Rice Family Foundation Visiting Fellow, Yale University, 2019-20
  • Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, April-June 2019
  • 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. [Revise and Resubmit, Cambridge University Press] 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, Political Modernization Theory and Electoral Engagement with Bureaucratic Authoritarianism Link
  2. Navid Hassanpour, Nationalism or Welfare? Turnout Mobilization in Non-Competitive Elections  Link
  3. Navid Hassanpour, The Logic of Niche Parties’ Ideological Linkage and Targeted Redistribution to the Underclass Link
  4. Navid Hassanpour, The Political Logic of Redistribution in Elite-Induced Democratizations 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 (2017), Voting Together: Economic Adversity and Voter Turnout in Supervised Elections Link
  • 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
  • 2019-20, Yale
    • Comparative Politics of Eurasia (Graduate level lectures and seminars)
  • 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-Communist EconomiesPost-Soviet Affairs, PS: Political Science & Politics, World Politics
Fieldwork

Ankara, Beijing, Cairo, Florence & Milan, Istanbul, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Tehran

References
  • Prof. Carles Boix

Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Director of Institute of Political Economy and Governance (IPEG), Barcelona, Spain
+1 (609) 258-2139
cboix@princeton.edu
Princeton University
433 Robertson Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

  • Prof. Elias Dinas

Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, University of of Oxford
Swiss Chair in Federalism, Democracy & Intl. Governance, European University Institute
+39 055 4685 483 – Int. 2483
elias.dinas@eui.eu
European University Institute
Via dei Roccettini 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI), Italy

  • Prof. Staffan I. Lindberg

Director of V-Dem Institute, Professor of Political Science
+46 31 786 1226
staffan.i.lindberg@pol.gu.se
University of Gothenburg
No. 711, 40530, Göteborg, Sweden

  • Prof. Steven Wilkinson

Nilekani Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Chair, Department of Political Science
+1(203) 432-5240
steven.wilkinson@yale.edu
Yale University
115 Prospect Street
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 235
New Haven, CT 06511