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Igor Logvinenko

Igor Logvinenko

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Igor Logvinenko specializes in international & comparative political economy, politics & foreign policy of Russia & other post-communist states.

In my research I explore the nexus of economic globalization and political development in low and middle-income countries. I am especially interested in the consequences of financial globalization for authoritarianism, democratization, and capital flight in Russia. Currently, I am working on a book-length study tentatively titled "Open Economies, Closed Polities: Financial Openness and Authoritarian Politics."

Before coming to Wellesley, I spent a year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies at Columbia University. I received my Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in 2015.

My teaching informs and deeply enriches my research and vice versa. I offer the introductory "World Politics" course, "Politics of Russia and Eurasia," "Topics in International Political Economy" and a First-Year Seminar "Authoritarianism in the Age of Globalization."

More information about my research and teaching can be found on my web page: