Welcome! I teach comparative and international politics at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, USA. My professional focus is on the role that religion, history, and cultural symbols play in democratic development.
From July 2013 to July 2014 I will be on sabbatical leave
in Ukraine as a Fulbright Research Scholar affiliated with Odessa’s I.L. Mechnikov National University. I will be working on my latest book project, Blessed Is the Kingdom: The Orthodox Church and the Struggle for the Soul of Modern Russia, which is under contract to Stanford University Press.
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