Yana Gorokhovskaia

Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Russian Politics
Columbia University
Russian Studies & Policy

Yana Gorokhovskaia's research examines factors that contribute to authoritarian endurance in post-Soviet states, with particular attention to patters of protest and electoral dynamics in Russia. She is currently pursuing two projects: the first investigates tactics used to mobilize vulnerable voters across Russia's regions and the second looks at the evolution of grassroots political organization and campaigning among the opposition in Moscow.

Dr. Gorokhovskaia's academic work and analytical commentary on contemporary Russian politics has appeared or is forthcoming in Post-Soviet Affairs, Russian Politics, Ponars Eurasia, Point & Counterpoint, the Oxford Bibliography of Political Science, Harriman MagazineThe Washington Post, Expert Opinions, EurasiaNet, The Huffington Post and others.

Dr. Gorokhovskaia has taught undergraduate courses on comparative politics, political institutions, and Russian politics. Syllabi are available on request.


University of British Columbia (PhD, Political Science, 2016)

Carleton University (B.A., M.A.)