CV and publications

CV

Journal articles

“Is Putin’s popularity real?” With Timothy Frye, Scott Gehlbach and Ora John Reuter. 2017. Post-Soviet Affairs. SSRN. Dataverse.

“Ethnicity as a variable: An assessment of measures and datasets of ethnicity and related identities.” With Yoshiko Herrera. 2015. Social Science Quarterly.  96 (3), 689-716. Ethnicity dataset website.

“Stabilization and symbolism: Language and regional politics in the Chuvash Republic.” 2012. Nationalities Papers. 40 (1), 127-147.

 “Framing language policy in post-Soviet Azerbaijan: Political symbolism and interethnic harmony.” 2011. Central Asian Survey. 30 (2), 181-196.

Book chapters

“Language and sovereignty: A comparative analysis of language policy in Tatarstan and Kazakhstan, 1991-2010.” 2015. In Identity and Politics in Central Asia and the Caucasus. eds. Mohammed Ayoob and Murad Ismayilov. Working paper versionUCLA Program on Central Asia Working Paper 4.

Shorter articles

Nation-building and language policy in post-Soviet Azerbaijan.” 2010. Azerbaijan in the World. 3 (19), 1-6.

Under review

“Identity, social mobility and ethnic mobilization: Language and the disintegration of the Soviet Union.” 2016. SSRN.

“IRT models of expert-coded data.” With Daniel Pemstein. SSRN.

Working papers

“The V-Dem measurement model: Latent variable analysis for cross-national and cross-temporal expert-coded data.” With Daniel Pemstein, Eitan Tzelgov, Yi-ting Wang and Farhad Miri. 2016. V-Dem Working Paper 21.

Conference papers

“Xenophobia in Russia in the 2000s.” With Hannah S. Chapman, Theodore Gerber and Yoshiko M. Herrera. To be presented at MPSA Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April 6-9, 2017.

“Experts versus crowds: Under what circumstances can crowd-sourced data substitute for expert-coded data?” With Michael Bernhard, Adam Glynn, Staan Lindberg, Daniel Pemstein, Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca and Brigitte Seim. To be presented at MPSA Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April 6-9, 2017.

“Measuring case-level variation in expert reliability.” With Daniel Pemstein. SPSA Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. January 14, 2017.

“Separatism as a multidimensional concept.” SPSA Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. January 13, 2017.

“What makes experts reliable?” With Daniel Pemstein, Brigitte Seim and Yi-ting Wang. EIP/V-Dem Pre-APSA Mini-Conference. Philadelphia, PA. August 31, 2016.

“Accountability and development.” With Anna Luehrmann and Valeriya Mechkova. Development Research Conference. Stockholm, Sweden. August 22-24, 2016.

“Identity and Separatism: An Analysis of Data from a Separatist Region of Moldova.” Presented at ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention. Lviv, Ukraine. June 26-28, 2015.

“Identity, political power and conflict: Social group exclusion and civil war onset.” Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention. New York, NY. April, 2015.

“Do experts know how much they know? Do statistical models? Do we care?” With Daniel Pemstein. Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, IL. April 7-10, 2015.

“Linguistic diversity and conflict: Evidence from the Soviet Union.” Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. August 26-29, 2015.

“Linguistic appeals and support for separatism: Evidence from a survey experiment in Moldova.” Presented at the Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention. New York, NY. April 25, 2015.

  • Best Doctoral Student Paper Award for Central Europe.

“Language, identity and separatism: A causal mediation analysis of survey results from the Moldovan separatist region of Pridnestrovie.” Presented at the Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, IL. April 16-19, 2015.

“Linguistic cleavages and collective action: Secessionism in the Russian Volga region.” Presented at the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention. San Antonio, TX. November 20-23, 2014.

“Timeless Turkmenistan: Natural resources and the cult of personality in a post-Soviet state.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. March 31-April 3, 2011.