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Members of the Wisconsin Russia Project have produced cutting-edge social science research on Russia.

These articles below were prepared with funding support from the Wisconsin Russia Project, sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Research and Education of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Kondakov, Alexander. “The Kremlin’s Favorite Scapegoat: The Latest Attack on LGBTQ+ Rights in Russia.” The Russia File,

Kondakov, Alexander Sasha (2022). Violent Affections: Queer sexuality, techniques of power, and law in Russia. London: UCL Press. Open access download: US hard copy: (Forthcoming February 2023)

Margarita Zavadskaya & Theodore Gerber (2023). Rise and Fall: Social Science in Russia Before and After the War. Post-Soviet Affairs. DOI: 10.1080/1060586X.2022.2164450

Theodore P. GerberJane R. Zavisca, and Jia Wang (2023). Market and Nonmarket Pathways to Home Ownership and Social Stratification in Hybrid Housing Regimes: Evidence from Four Post-Soviet Countries. University of Chicago Press Journals.


Alexeev, M., & Zakharov, N. (2022). Who profits from windfalls in oil tax revenue? Inequality, protests, and the role of corruption. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 197, 472-492.

Brunarska, Z., & Toruńczyk-Ruiz, S. (2022). With Time We Learn to Trust Others? Long-Standing Ethnic Diversity, Recent Immigration, and Out-Group Trust in Russia. International Migration Review.

Brunarska, Z., & Soral, W. (2022). Does Origin Matter? Ethnic Group Position and Attitudes Toward Immigrants: The Case of Russia. Nationalities Papers, 1-18. DOI:

Earle, John S. and Shpak, Solomiya and Shirikov, Anton and Gehlbach, Scott, The Oligarch Vanishes: Defensive Ownership, Property Rights, and Political Connections (September 28, 2021). Forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Available at SSRN: or

Enikolopov, R., Rochlitz, M., Schoors, K. J., & Zakharov, N. (2022). The Effect of Independent Online Media in an Autocracy. Available at SSRN 4131355.

Eras, Laura (2022). War, Identity Politics, and Attitudes toward a Linguistic Minority: Prejudice against Russian-Speaking Ukrainians in Ukraine between 1995 and 2018. Nationalities Papers, 1-22. doi:10.1017/nps.2021.100

Hendley, Kathryn (2022). Legal Dualism as a Framework for Analyzing the Role of Law under Authoritarianism, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, vol. 18, pp. 211-24, 2022.

Kofanov, D., Kozlov, V., Libman, A., & Zakharov, N. (2022). Encouraged to Cheat? Federal Incentives and Career Concerns at the Sub-national Level as Determinants of Under-Reporting of COVID-19 Mortality in Russia. British Journal of Political Science, 1-26.

Savelyeva, Natalia (2022). Something to believe in: signifiers, symbols and Russia’s national ideology


Ananyev, M. and Poyker, M. (2021). Do dictators signal strength with electoral fraud? European Journal of Political Economy, 102075. DOI:

Chapman, Hannah (2021). Shoring Up Autocracy: Participatory Technologies and Regime Support in Putin’s Russia. Comparative Political Studies 54 (8): 1459–1489.  DOI: 10.1177/0010414021989759

Hendley, Kathryn (2021). Do Lawyers Matter in Russia? Wisconsin Law Review, vol. 2021, no. 2, pp. 301-35, 2021.

Hendley, Kathryn (2021). Rethinking the Role of Personal Connections in the Russian Labor Market: Getting a Job as a Law Graduate in Russia. Post-Soviet Affairs, 37:3, pp. 242-60, 2021

Kondakov, Alexander S. and Shtorn, Evgeny (2021). Sex, Alcohol, and Soul: Violent Reactions to Coming Out after the “Gay Propaganda” Law in Russia. The Russian Review, 80: 37-55.

Korovkin, V and Makarin, A. (2021). Production Networks and War. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Poliakov S. and Maiboroda A. (2021). Understanding the Gender Dimensions of Youth Cultural Scenes: A Youth Ethnography. In: Omelchenko E. (eds) Youth in Putin’s Russia. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Shcherbak A. and Ukhvatova M. (2021). The Symphony is Over? The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Russian Orthodox Church–State Relations. Problems of Post-Communism. DOI: 10.1080/10758216.2021.1994424

Trifonov, Dmitri (2021). Political connections of Russian corporations: Blessing or curse? Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, Volume 29, March 2021, 100458. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbef.2021.100458


Agasisti, T., Egorov, A., & Maximova, M. (2020). Do merger policies increase university efficiency? Evidence from a fuzzy regression discontinuity design. Higher School of Economics, Research Paper No. WP BRP 226/EC/2020.

Blume, L.,  Durlauf, S., & Lukina, A. (2020). Poverty traps in Markov models of the evolution of wealth. Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Economics of Change SP II 2020-303, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Charron, A. (2020). ‘Somehow, we cannot accept it’: Drivers of internal displacement from Crimea and the forced/voluntary migration binary. Europe-Asia Studies, 72(3), pp. 432-454. DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2019.1685649

Dean, Laura A. 2020. Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia. Bristol: Policy Press, University of Bristol

Hendley, Kathryn (2020). Continuity or Change? The Role of Gender in Career Preferences for Young Russian Lawyers. Wisconsin International Law Journal, 37:2, pp. 249-84, 2020.

Hendley, Kathryn (2020. Assessing the Potential for Renegades Among Russian Millennial Lawyers. Demokratizatsiya, 28:1, pp. 143-75, 2020.

Herrera, Y., Shirikov, A., & Kofanov, D. (2020). Eurasia and postcommunism: Weasel words? in Weasel Words and the Analysis of “Postcommunist” Politics” A Symposium, East European Politics and Societies: and Cultures, 34(2), pp. 283-325.

Kondakov, A. (2020). The queer epistemologies: Challenges to the modes of knowing about sexuality in Russia. In Z. Davy, A. C. Santos, C. Bertone, R. Thoreson, & S. E. Wieringa (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Global Sexualities: Two Volume Set (Vol. 1, pp. 82-98). London: Sage.

Sadigov, T. (2020). Invention commercialization among Russian scientists: Bridging the gap between ideational and material realms. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management. Advance online publication.

Trifonov, D. (2020). Political connections of Russian corporations: Blessing or curse? Higher School of Economics Research, Paper No. WP BRP 230/EC/2020.


Charron, A. (2019). Crimean tatars’ postcolonial condition and strategies of cultural Decolonization in mainland Ukraine. Euxeinos: Governance and Culture in the Black Sea Region, 9(28), pp. 26-46.

Coynash, H., & Charron, A. (2019). Russian-occupied Crimea and the state of exception: Repression, persecution, and human rights violations. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 60(1), pp. 28-53.

Chapman, H. S., & Gerber, T. P. (2019). Opinion-formation and issue-framing effects of Russian news in Kyrgyzstan. International Studies Quarterly, 63(3), 756–769.

Dower, P. C., Finkel, E., Gehlbach, S., & Nafziger, S. (2019). Democratization as a continuous choice: A comment on Acemoglu and Robinson’s correction to ‘why did the west extend the franchise?’ Journal of Politics.

Dower, P. C., & Pyle, W. (2019). Land rights, rental markets and the post-socialist cityscape. Journal of Comparative Economics, 47(4), pp. 962-974.

Hendley, Kathryn, & Straka, Alexander (2019). Foreign Law Students in the U.S.: A Preliminary Assessment. Legal Studies Research Paper Series Paper No. 1488, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2019.

Hendley, Kathryn (2019). Nature versus Nurture: A Comparison of Russian Law Graduates Destined for State Service and for Private Practice. Law & Policy, 41:2, pp. 147-73, 2019.

Kondakov, A. (2019). The influence of the ‘gay-propaganda’ law on violence against LGBTIQ people in Russia: Evidence from criminal court rulings. European Journal of Criminology. Advance online publication.

Kosyakova, Y., & Gerber, T. P. (2019). Adult education, stratification, and regime change: Upgrading and sidestepping in Russia, 1965–2005. American Sociological Association, 92(2). 124-149. DOI: 10.1177/0038040718823192

Prasolov, A. V., Lukina, A. A., & Dukhno, E. P. (2019). On the dynamics of different qualification labor in macroeconomic aspect. In T.V. Alexandrovich (Ed.), International Scientific and Practical Conference Contemporary Issues of Economic Development of Russia: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 743-752). Future Academy.

Sidorkin, O., & Vorobyev, D. (2019). Extra votes to signal loyalty: Regional political cycles and national elections in Russia. Public Choice.


Chapman, H. S., Marquardt, K. L., Herrera, Y. M., Gerber, T. P. (2018). Xenophobia on the rise? Temporal and regional trends in xenophobic attitudes in Russia. Comparative Politics, 50(3).

Chirninov A. (2018). Bremya dokazyvaniya v konstitutsionnom sudebnom protsesse Rossii i SShA [The burden of proof in Russian and American constitutional litigation]. Sravnitel’noe konstitutsionnoe obozrenie, 27(6), pp. 101-116. (In Russian). DOI: 10.21128/1812-7126-2018-6-101-116

Chirninov A. (2018). Netipichnye dokazatel’stva v konstitutsionnom sudebnom protsesse Rossii i SShA [Non-traditional evidence in Russian and American constitutional litigation]. Sravnitel’noe konstitutsionnoe obozrenie, 27(3), pp. 47-72. (In Russian). DOI: 10.21128/1812-7126-2018-3-47-72

Dower, P. C., Finkel, E., Gehlbach, S., & Nafziger, S. (2018). Collective action and representation in autocracies: Evidence from Russia’s great reforms. American Political Science Review, 112(1), 125-147. Michael Wallerstein Award for best article in political economy. European Politics and Society Best Article Award, honorable mention.

Dower, P. C., & Markevich, A. (2018) The Stolypin reform and agricultural productivity in late imperial Russia. European Review of Economic History, 23(3), pp. 241–267.

Dower, P. C., & Markevich, A. (2018). Labor misallocation and mass mobilization: Russian agriculture during the Great War. Review of Economics and Statistics, 100(2), 245-259.

Hendley, Kathryn (2018). A Profile of Russian Law Students: A Comparison of Full-time versus Correspondence Students. Journal of Legal Education, 67:4, pp. 1005-34, 2018.

Hendley, Kathryn (2018). Mapping the Career Preferences of Russian Law Graduates. International Journal of the Legal Profession, 25:3, pp. 261-77, 2018.

Hendley, Kathryn (2018). To Go To Court or Not? The Evolution of Disputes in Russia. A Sociology of Justice in Russia, pp. 40-67, edited by Marina Kurkchiyan and Agnieszka Kubal. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Kondakov, A. (2018). Crip kinship: A political strategy of people who were deemed contagious by the shirtless Putin. Feminist Formations 30(1), 71-90.   doi:10.1353/ff.2018.0004

Kondakov, A. (2018). Mezhdunarodnye diskussii o gomoseksual’nosti: jeffekty bumeranga v potokah vlasti [International discussions of homosexuality: boomeranging effects in power currents]. Sociologiâ vlasti, 30(1), pp. 14-32.

Kondakov, A. (2018). Mezhdunarodnye diskussii o gomoseksual’nosti: jeffekty bumeranga v potokah vlasti [International discussions of homosexuality: boomeranging effects in power currents]. Sociologiâ vlasti, 30(1), pp. 14-32.

Kofanov, D., Shirikov, A., & Herrera Y. (2018). Sovereignty and regionalism in Eurasia. In. A. Paasi, J. Harrison, & M. Jones (Eds). Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories, Edward Elgar Publishing (pp. 395-406).

Sidorkin, O., & Vorobyev, D. (2018). Political cycles and corruption in Russian regions. European Journal of Political Economy, 52, 55-74.

Ukhvatova, M. (2018). Naputstviya okhraniteley.Religioznaya ritorika na inauguratsiyakh rossiyskikh gubernatorov. [Blessing of the guardians. Religious rhetoric at inauguration of governors in Russia]. Politiya. Analiz. Khronika. Prognoz, 89(2), pp. 89-101. (In Russian).  DOI: 10.30570/2078-5089-2018-89-2-84-101


Finkel, E., Gehlbach, S., & Kofanov, D. (2017). (Good) land and freedom (for former serfs): Determinants of peasant unrest in European Russia, March–October 1917. Slavic Review, 76(3), pp. 710-721. DOI:

Hendley, Kathryn (2017). Contempt for Court in Russia: The Impact of Litigation Experience. Review of Central and East European Law, vol. 42, pp. 134-68, 2017.

Hendley, Kathryn (2017). Resistance, Indifference or Ignorance? Explaining Russians’ Nonuse of Mediation. Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 32:3, pp. 469-92, 2017.

Hendley, Kathryn (2017). Everyday Law in Russia.  Cornell University Press, 2017.