I am a Researcher on the History of UK Public Spending Control 1993-2015 project at the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford), which I have joined in September 2017. Additionally, in May 2018 I have joined the Russian and East European Studies Centre (a part of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford) as a Teaching Associate.

My main research interest lies in bureaucracies and authoritarian survival. The geographic focus of my research to date has been Eastern Europe and the former Eastern Bloc.

I got my PhD in Political Science from the University of Rochester. My doctoral research investigates authoritarian survival and the workings of a particular authoritarian bureaucracy, the East German Ministry for State Security (Stasi). As a part of my dissertation, I conducted research at the archives of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records (BStU) and constructed a dataset based on files of almost 300 informants of the Stasi. My dissertation offers lessons about authoritarian survival that emerge from the analysis of these files. 

You can find my current (September 2017) CV here.