I am an assistant professor of political science at George Washington University. I am also a Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. I work on non-market strategy, political economy, and corruption, with current projects underway in Russia and the United States. My work has been published in the American Political Science Review, World Politics, Journal of Politics, and British Journal of Political Science, among others.
My book Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policymaking in Russia is now available from Cambridge University Press (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics).
Building on my academic work, I'm a co-founder of the Anti-Corruption Data Collective, a new initiative bringing together journalists, data analysts, academics and policy advocates to expose corruption in developed countries. So far our investigations have been cited in over a dozen media outlets around the world.
I have written up my research and offered policy commentary in the Washington Post, Newsweek, Daily Beast, Moscow Times, and Foreign Affairs. In addition, I have gone on BBC, Al-Jazeera, and Hearst TV to relate my work to contemporary events regarding Russia and the United States.
I received a PhD in political science from Columbia University in 2016 and a B.A. in Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia, where I was a Jefferson Scholar. You can find my CV here.
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