Curriculum Vitae


Department of Political Science,
Higher School of Economics
20 Myasnitskaya St,
Moscow, Russia, 101000
Research Interests
  • Politics in Hybrid Regimes:
    – Political Economy of Voter Turnout in Competitive Authoritarianism
    – 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
  • [proposal stage] Modernization and Mobilization in Eurasia: Economic Reforms and Political Beginnings in Russia, Iran, China & Turkey 
  • [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

  •  [Political Communication January 2014 – 31(1) ] “Media Disruption and Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence from Mubarak’s Quasi-Experiment,
    • Winner of International Communication Association’s Keith R. Sanders and Lynda Lee Kaid Best Political Communication Article of the Year Award
  • [Working Paper.1.] Economic Adversity and Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections: Evidence from Russian and Iranian Elections
  • [Working Paper.2.] Modernization and Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections: Evidence from Iranian Authoritarian Elections 1954-1975
  • [Working Paper.3.] Voter Turnout and Public Goods Provision in the Face of Ethnic Diversity: Evidence from AKP’s Turkey
  • [Working Paper.4.] Industrial Development versus Agrarian Constituency: The Russian Constituent Assembly Elections in 1917
  • [Working Paper.5.] Political Ideology and Network Distance Metrics, Methods and Validation
  • [Draft.1.] A Quasi-Experimental Study of Contagion and Coordination in Urban Conflict: Evidence from The Syrian Civil War in Damascus
  • [Draft.2.] Hushed Dissent: Permanent Incumbency Advantage and Varieties of Online Political Dialogue under Competitive Authoritarianism
  • [Draft.3.] The Strategy of Perception in Third Party Interventions
  • [Draft.4.] Transparency and Repression: An Explanation for the Democratic Civil Peace
  • Comparative Politics and International Relations
    • Comparative Politics of Eurasia (HSE 2017-18)
    • History of International Relations after the Cold War (HSE-UoL 2017-18)
    • Comparative Politics: Data Methods & Applied Theory – Syllabus
  • Methods
    • Research Methods (Econometrics, Research Design, Game Theory) titled “Theory & Methodology of Political Research” (HSE 2016-17, 2017-18)
    • Big Data and Digital Methods for Political Science titled “Data Processing and Visualization” (Columbia QMSS 2015-16)
    • Master’s Thesis (Columbia QMSS 2015-16)
Citation List
Professional Service
  • Organizer, Discussant and/or Chair at APSA 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, MPSA 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011
  • Reviewer for World Politics, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Post-Soviet Affairs, National Science Foundation
  • Beijing, Cairo, Istanbul, Moscow, Tehran
  • Prof. Andrei Melville,

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences; Head, Political Science Dept. Higher School of Economics, Moscow

+7 (495) 772-9590 ext. 22428
Higher School of Economics,
Political Science Department
20 Myasnitskaya St. Moscow, Russia, 101000
  • Prof. Helen V. Milner,

B.C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
Director of Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance

+1 (609) 258-0181
Princeton University
431 Robertson Hall
Princeton NJ 08544
  • Prof. Milan Svolik,

Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University

+1 (217) 419-6685
Yale University
115 Prospect St,
New Haven, CT 06511
  • Prof. James C. Scott,

Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University

+1 (203) 436-4091
Yale University
115 Prospect St,
New Haven, CT 06511
  • Dr. Gregory M. Eirich,

Director, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences MA Program, Columbia University

+1 (212) 851-7531
Columbia University
International Affairs Building, Suite 807
420 W 118th St
New York, NY 10027