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
  • [Proposal] Modernization and Mobilization in Eurasia: A Study of Political Beginnings (Tentative Title)
  • [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

Working Papers/Under Review
  1. Voting Together: Economic Adversity and Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections
  2. The Logic of Voter Turnout in Authoritarian Elections
  3. Special Interest Politics and Public Goods Provision in the Face of Ethnic Diversity
  4. Democratic Breakdown: New Party Entries and Strategic Utilization of Cleavages
  5. Structure of Political Deliberation as a Method of Ideology Estimation
Current Projects
  1. Redistribution and Democratization: Evidence from the 1990s Russia
  2. State Capacity and the Logic of Anti-Corruption Campaign in China
  3. Rise of Radical Parties in German Politics, Logic and Illustrations
  4. Determinants of Voter Turnout in Contemporary Russia
  5. Ethnic Divisions and Origins of Electoral Democracy in the Turkish/Ottoman State
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 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, MPSA 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011
  • Reviewer for American Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Politics, World Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Post-Soviet Affairs, National Science Foundation
  • Beijing, Cairo, Istanbul, Moscow, Tehran
  • Available upon request