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Margarita Zavadskaya

  • Margarita Zavadskaya has been at HSE since 2013.


Teaching, students' coursework supervision, research

Education and Degrees

  • 2017

    PhD in Social and Political Science
    European University Institute in Florence

  • 2010

    European University in St. Petersburg

  • 2009

    Degree in Political Science
    Perm State University

  • 2009

    Perm State University

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2014 - intern at the Electoral Integrity Project (Sydney and Harvard Universities)

2013 - Essex Summer School, courses "Math for Social Scientists", "Mixed Methods" (Prof. J. Seawright)

2012 - Summer School, course "Elections and Democracy" (Prof. J. A. Cheibub), University of Oslo

2012 - International Summer School "Structural Equation Models", LCSR, Higher School of Economics

2011 - International Summer School "Multilevel Analysis in Comparative Studies", LCSR, Higher School of Economics

2011 - internship at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

2011 - Winter school Regional Seminar Excellence in Teaching, EUSP

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2016)


2009-2010, MA in Political Science Cum Laude, European University at Saint Petesburg & University of Helsinki

2010-2011, PhD Student, European University at Saint Petersburg

2011-present, PhD Candidate, European University Institute (Fiesole, Italy)

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


2014-present, Electoral Integrity Project (Sydney and Harvard Universities), Regional Studies (expert survey): https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/LYO57K

2016-2018, "Politics in Hard Times”: Maintaining Political Legitimacy in Russia" No 16-33-01049 Russian State Scientific Foundation: http://comparativestudies.ru/projects/research.html



  • 2016
    FIRST ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES „Europe under Stress: The End of a Common Dream?“ (Тарту). Presentation: Politicization through Elections 2011-12 Two Mechanisms of Protest Mobilization in Russia 2011-12.
  • 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Познань). Presentation: When Do Elections Subvert Authoritarianism? Electoral Malpractice and Variety of Post-Electoral Scenarios
  • 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Познань). Presentation: Microfoundations of Electoral Clientelism: Values and Institutional Legacies in Post-Communist Regimes
  • Выставка достижений научного хозяйства (ВДНХ-10) (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Hard times politics: support for Russian authorities in the economic crisis
  • 2015
    BASEES Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (Cambridge). Presentation: May I vote on my own?!”: elections as private business, procedural legitimacy, and mass mobilization of 2011-12
  • ICCEES IX World Congress (Makuhari). Presentation: 'We Are Not Opposition, We Are Your Employers…' Russian Stunning Elections of 2011-12: Consequences and Perspectives of Election-Motivated Mass Mobilization
  • 9th ECPR General Conference (Монреаль). Presentation: When Do Elections Subvert Authoritarianism? Electoral Malpractice and Possible Post-Electoral Scenarios

  • 2013

    American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Presentation: Values, Repression, and Subversion: Incumbent Defeat in Electoral Authoritarianism

  • American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting (Chicago). Presentation: Values, Repression, and Subversion: Incumbent Defeat in Competitive Autocracies

  • 2012
    22nd IPSA Congress (Madrid). Presentation: Subversive Effects of Elections in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes: Repression and Social Spending
  • 2011
    The Stanford US-Russia Forum (Palo-Alto). Presentation: The Roots of Violence: The Effects of Insecure Land Tenure Property Rights in Afghanistan and North Caucasus
  • 2010
    Elections, Public Opinion and Parties Annual Conference (Colchester). Presentation: The Impact of Elections on Political Legitimacy in Transitional Countries: CEE and Post-Soviet Space

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HSE Faculty Members' Life Rules: Margarita Zavadskaya

"HSE Faculty Members' Life Rules" is back. Today we talk with Margarita Zavadskaya, who will tell us, why she became a researcher, why Dostoevsky's works are not for everyone's taste, and how technical skills can be useful in political science.