Welcome. I am an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. My work examines how international forces shape domestic regime reforms, and has appeared in International Organization, International Theory, and Perspectives on Politics. I was born in Russia and received my Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Recent Research

Working papers and recent publications. See RESEARCH section for abstracts, paper downloads, and more information.

The Organizational Ecology of State Formation. Working paper. Presented at the Organizational Ecology and Global Governance Workshop, Princeton University, December 1-3, 2016.

Great Powers and Norm Cascades in Global Politics. Working paper. Presented at the workshop on "Sovereignty in Contested Spaces." Princeton University, September 28-29, 2016.

From the Spring of Nations to the Arab Spring: Democratic Waves in Historical Perspective. Working paper.

Competing Views of Democracy Measures in the Former Soviet Republics. In Ranking the World: The Emerging Politics of Ratings and Rankings, edited by Alex Cooley and Jack Snyder. Cambridge University Press, 2015. Replication data and supplementary materials are available HERE.

Recent Updates

December 1, 2016. I will be presenting a working paper at the Organizational Ecology and Global Governance Workshop at Princeton University. It is available HERE.

September 28, 2016. I will be presenting a working paper at the Contesting Sovereignty workshop at Princeton University. The paper is available for download HERE.

August 17, 2016. Interview on CBC Radio (on Russia and the US elections.)

July 10, 2016. Research mentioned in the Washington Post.

(For an archive of past updates, see HERE.)

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