Welcome to my website!

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. My research and teaching are in the field of Comparative Politics with a particular focus on the former Soviet Union. My dissertation, “Shoring Up Autocracy: Participatory Technologies and Regime Support in Putin’s Russia,” examines the role of information communication technologies in bolstering support for authoritarian regimes.

My broader research interests include comparative political behavior and public opinion, political communication, authoritarianism, post-Soviet politics, information communication technologies (ICTs), women and politics, and quantitative methodology. I recently contributed to the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog.