Hi! My work is mostly on nationality in the Soviet Union - my dissertation research examines how Soviet cultural institutions contributed to the formation of intelligentsias that shaped national identity in places like Armenia and Belarus. Because my work is historical, I have worked extensively in archives. I also have experience with interviews, statistical methods (especially using historical data), and qualitative case study work. I would be happy to advise any thesis work on politics in authoritarian contexts, democratization, nationality, state-building, migration, political violence, identity, Russia or other countries in Eurasia, and generally on historical topics. I can be of help with both qualitative and quantitative work. I can advise theses in both comparative politics and international relations, and have experience advises theses that are joint work with other departments. I also serve as the Gov Department's writing fellow.