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My research interests include comparative democratization, social movements, public opinion, and youth, with the regional focus on Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet states. In my recent book Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States (Routledge 2011), I examined political attitudes of adolescents in Russia and Ukraine. My current research project focuses on nonviolent youth movements in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine.
I teach courses on Chinese and Russian politics, the European Union, and political socialization. In spring 2013 I intend to offer an interdisciplinary course Youth and Politics with a study abroad component and take students to Lviv, Ukraine.