I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago specializing in comparative politics and political methodology. My research interests revolve around authoritarian politics with a focus on authoritarian institutions, especially the internal security apparatus and the judiciary. My dissertation project focuses on the Kremlin’s management strategies of Russia’s regional prosecutors, who are key enablers of authoritarian control in the country. This project has been supported by the Harriman Carnegie research grant.

My other research examines the effects of transitional justice on crime and the politics of media, with a particular focus on the Russia funded international broadcaster Russia Today. I am also interested in and have written on the politics of memory of Great Patriotic War. You can check out my Google Scholar page here.

From 2015-2018, I was part of transitional justice and democratic stability lab. My research has been published in Slavic Review, Nationalities Papers, and Russian Analytical Digest and I have also contributed to the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.