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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University and a Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. I completed my B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. I have also worked as a research assistant at the Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR) at the New Economic School in Moscow, and as a research assistant for the World Bank.
I defended my dissertation prospectus in 2012 and anticipate graduating in 2016.
I have served as Teaching Assistant for the following courses at Columbia University:
- Honors Senior Thesis Seminar, Prof. Macartan Humphreys, Fall 2014-Spring 2015
- Statistics and Data Analysis, Prof. Donald Green, Spring 2013
- Introduction to Comparative Politics, Prof. Timothy Frye, Fall 2012
- Post-Soviet States and Markets (graduate level), Prof. Timothy Frye, Fall 2011
- Multivariate Political Analysis (graduate level), Prof. Ethan Kaplan, Spring 2011
- Introduction to International Politics, Prof. Tonya Putnam, Fall 2010
In addition, I was co-instructor for the graduate-level course "Comparative Political Economy" at the Higher School of Economics in the Fall of 2011, 2012, and 2013.