Welcome! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University.

My research focuses on law and state-building in the former Soviet Union.

My first book State-Building as Lawfare: Custom, Sharia, and State Law in Postwar Chechnya was published by Cambridge University Press in 2023. The book explores the use of state and non-state legal systems by both politicians and ordinary people in postwar Chechnya. Research for the book relies on extensive qualitative fieldwork, surveys, and analysis of court cases.

My other work has been published in World Politics, World Development, and Political Science Research and Methods.

Prior to joining Yale, I was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and a Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. I obtained Ph.D. from Columbia University and graduated from St. Petersburg State University. I am originally from St.Petersburg, Russia.



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