I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2020. I conduct research and teach primarily in the field of comparative politics, focusing on post-Soviet politics, political economy of natural resource dependence, sources of changes in political institutions and regimes, and research methods.

My book project, based on my dissertation, develops a theory on when and how a decline in natural resource revenue (negative revenue shock) incentivizes political elites to support private business activities and investment and reverse the ‘resource curse.’ Please read more about it here.