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I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at The George Washington University. My research focuses on the connections between nationalism, political development, and security, with a regional focus on Russia and the former Soviet Union, and has been published in Problems of Post-Communism and Russian Politics.
My dissertation engages in a comparative, cross-case study of Russia’s 21 ethnic republics to unpack the historical and elite origins of sub-state nationalism. This project has been supported by the Harriman Institute of Columbia University and funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
I have also developed and taught a range of courses at both The George Washington University and Sciences Po, ranging from international relations to identity politics and modern Russian politics.
Beyond research and teaching, I have contributed to The Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), Riddle.Russia, and in 2022 was selected as a fellow for the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia.