Navid Hassanpour is Associate Professor of Political Science at Higher School of Economics in Moscow and the author of Leading from the Periphery and Network Collective Action (2016) from Cambridge University Press. He studies politics in hybrid regimes: collective action and elections under authoritarianism leading to social revolutions or stable electoral institutions. He holds Ph.D.s in Political Science from Yale (2014), and in Electrical Engineering from Stanford (2006). During academic year 2014-15 he was a Niehaus Fellow in regional political economy at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 2015-16, he taught at Columbia University’s QMSS (Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences) program. His ongoing research in Tehran, Moscow, Beijing and Istanbul examines the inception of electoral institutions past the era of Constitutional Revolutions and the logic of their pursuing transformations.