and Appointments


Teaching Assistant (Tutor)

University of Oxford, DPIR

September 2022 – Present Oxford, UK
Assisting with undergraduate tutorials for the course, The Politics of Russia and the Former Soviet Union.

Research Assistant

University of Oxford

April 2022 – Present Oxford, UK
Supporting a project on changing perceptions and roles of the British Prime Minsitership under the supervision of Professor Archie Brown. Duties include creating and analysing a dataset of newspaper mentions of Prime Minister’s policy actions, party leadership speeches, and Prime Minister Question Time answers.

Research Assistant

University of Oxford, DPIR

June 2021 – September 2022 Oxford, UK
Supported the project, Power to the People? Explaining authoritarian referendums in post-Soviet Eurasia, led by Dr. Jody La Porte and Dr. Ben Noble. Duties included creating a novel dataset of referendums in post-Soviet Eurasia and conducting case study work.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute

October 2020 – December 2020 Oxford, UK
Assisted with teaching the master’s course, Internet Technologies and Regulations, by leading seminars.

Applied History Fellow

Stanford US-Russia Forum

August 2019 – August 2020 Washingon, DC - Moscow, RU
Research areas included legal developments in nuclear deterrence. Conducted semi-structured expert interviews with diplomats, politicians, and the science community in Russia and the US.

Managing Editor and Reviews Manager

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

August 2019 – February 2021 London, UK
Duties included processing articles through Manuscript Central at every stage of the review process and reviewing their suitability for the journal, as well as contacting reviewers and liasing with authors.

Managing Editor

Bear Market Brief, FPRI

August 2018 – August 2019 London, UK
Oversaw BMB in the writing, editing, and publishing process for their Eurasian political economy blog. Assisted in transitioning the blog format to FPRI’s main Geopoliticus section.

Recent Publications

Working Papers

This chapter argues that the Duma is characterised by an increasing interest in controlling debate on the parliamentary floor, resulting in greater scrutiny over legislative access even though aggregate floor time increases. The heightened scrutiny over floor access seeks to exclude of opposition backbenchers and increase the participation of key members of the systemic opposition and dominant party, limiting incipient dissent and providing stronger avenues for party unity. The Duma accomplishes these tasks through a combination of informal party-based delegation arrangements and ad-hoc tightening of the formal rules of procedure to centralise debates within these key deputies. This argument highlights the importance of understanding the dynamic nature of legislative debates under different regime types and the ways in which it is ultimately controlled in non-democratic settings.

What are the effects of Election Rules on Legislative Debate Participation in the Russian Duma (2004-2021)? This article examines the impact of electoral rule changes on floor participation in the Russian Duma during the Fourth and Fifth, and Sixth and Seventh convocations. Specifically, it analyses how the transition from mixed-member majoritarianism (MMM) to proportional representation (PR) affect floor participation and whether the subsequent reversal of the electoral system tempered oppositional activity. The analysis builds on the results presented in The Dynamics of Debate Participation in the Russian Duma (working paper, 2023), which investigated legislator-level covariates on floor participation across convocations in the Duma. Notably, similar baseline differences were observed between the Fourth and Sixth convocations, while the Seventh convocation displayed marked differences from all others. The former divergence coincided with United Russia’s emergence as the dominant party and a significant electoral reform transitioning from MMM to PR systems, while the latter – more significant – deviation coincided with a reversal of electoral system.

Non Peer Reviewed Publications and Policy Briefs

Putin most likely does not have a clear succession plan in place.

Security threats and European integration drive Ukrainization in education policymaking.