• Position :
  • Assistant Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • Phone :
  • +32(0)2 614 8179
  • E-mail :
  • Office hours :
  • Wed, noon-13:00 and by appointments
  • Nationality :
  • American
  • Languages :
  • English, Russian, Spanish
  • Education :
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Teaching :
    • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
    • Russian Foreign Policy
  • Research area(s) :
    • EU-Russia Relations
    • Governance and government accountability
    • Non-linear probability models
    • Social media analytics
  • Research Project(s) :
  • “Voice and Exit in Developing Countries: Case Study of Healthcare Provision in Tajikistan”


    “The Effect of Social Media on Political Attitudes in Russia”

  • Selected Publications :
  • Russia’s Foreign Policy

    Lessons from Russia’s Operations in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine (with Michael Kofman, Katya Migacheva, Brian Nichiporuk, Andrew Radin, and Jennifer Oberholtzer), Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, forthcoming.


    Rethinking Russian Foreign Policy in Historical and Current Context (with Olga Oliker, Christopher Chivvis, Keith Crane, and Scott Boston), Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2015.


    Cyber Policy

    Internet Freedom Software and Illicit Activity: Supporting Human Rights Without Enabling Criminals (with Sasha Romanosky, Martin Libicki, and Zev Winkelman), Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2015.


    Ramifications of DARPA’s PROCEED Program (with Martin Libicki, Chaoling Feng, and Brett Hemenway), Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2014.


    Internet Freedom and Political Space (with Lowell Schwartz, Martin Libicki, Julie Taylor, Jeffrey Martini, and Caroline Baxter), Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2013.


    Political Economy

    "Opportunities and Considerations for Citizen Report Cards for Primary Care: Qualitative Evidence from Rural Tajikistan" (with Sebastian Bauhoff and Lila Rabinovich), Health Policy and Planning, June 2015.


    “Social Capital and Community Monitoring of Healthcare Services in Tajikistan” (with Sebastian Bauhoff), RAND Working Paper 1097, April 2015.


    “New Cities, Local Officials, and Municipal Incorporation Laws: Supply-Side Model of City Formation,” Journal of Urban Affairs 30 (2): 155-74.


    “The Commuter Tax and the Fiscal Cost of Commuters in New York City” (with Howard Chernick), State Tax Notes 25 (6): 451-56.


    “Legacy versus Politics: Herbert Hoover, Partisan Regime Conflict, and the Symbolic Appeal of Associationalism in the 1920s” (with Andrew J. Polsky), International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 16 (2): 207-35.

  • Honours & Awards :
  • NATO College Eisenhower Fellowship (declined)


    National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship


    Fulbright Fellowship (Russia)