Curriculum Vitae


Department of Political Science,
Higher School of Economics
20 Myasnitskaya St, Moscow, Russia, 101000
Research Interests
  • Politics in Hybrid Regimes
    – Modernization and Mobilization in Eurasia
    – Network Collective Action

Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, 2016-
  • 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
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT
    • Ph.D. in Political Science, 2009-2014
    • M.A. in Political Science, 2012
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    • M.A. in Philosophy, 2008-2009
    • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 2002-2006
    • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2004
  • Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    • M.S. in Communication Systems, 2001-2002
    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1998-2001
  • [Under Review] Political Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
  • [2016, Cambridge University Press] Leading from the Periphery & Network Collective Action Cambridge Core

    Winner of Best Book Award (2015-17) from American Political Science Association’s Political Networks Section

Papers Under Review
  1. Voting Together: Economic Adversity and Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections Link
  2. Participation Dilemma: The Logic of Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections Link
  3. Strategic Distribution in Multiparty Systems Evidence from AKP’s Kurdish Policy Link
  4. Why Parties (under Authoritarianism)? Radical Party Entry and Mobilization of New Voters
Papers in Preparation/Working Papers
  1. Navid Hassanpour and Daria Vakhrusheva, Economic Concerns or International Prestige? Determinants of Participation in the 2018 Russian Presidential Elections Link
  2. Navid Hassanpour, Alexander Demin and Kirill Kazantsev, Redistribution and Democracy: Evidence from Privatization in the 1990s Russia
  3. Navid Hassanpour and Ekaterina Kologrivaya, Elite Competition or Redistributive Policy? The Logic of Chinese Anti-Corruption Campaign
  4. Navid Hassanpour, Ilya Filipov and Alexander Demin, Methods of Political Ideology Estimation Using Communicative Interactions Online
  5. Navid Hassanpour and Dominic Gohla, Logic of Radical Party Emergence: Evidence from Germany, Past and Present
  6. Navid Hassanpour and Ena Redzic, Public Goods Provision and Ethnic Diversity: Far Right Parties, Immigration and Welfare in Germany
Current Teaching
  • Comparative Politics and International Relations
    • Comparative Politics of Eurasia (HSE 2017-18)
    • History of International Relations and the Cold War (HSE-UoL 2017-18)
  • Quantitative Methods
    • “Theory & Methodology of Political Research” (HSE 2016-17, 2017-18)
    • “Big Data Processing and Visualization” (Columbia QMSS 2015-16)
Citation List
Professional Service
  • Organizer, Discussant and/or Chair at APSA 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, MPSA 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011
  • Reviewer for American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, World Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Post-Soviet Affairs, National Science Foundation
  • Beijing, Berlin, Cairo, Istanbul, Moscow, Tehran
  • Available upon request