I am an associate professor of political science at Queens College, the City University of New York. I research and write on ethnicity, conflict, and state-building in post-Communist Space, particularly in Georgia and the Russian Federation.
I teach introductory courses on Comparative Politics and International
Relations. I also teach upper division courses on the Politics of
Contemporary Russia, Transitions to Democracy, the Politics of Ethnic
Cleansing and Genocide, International Political Economy, and Problems of