Dinissa Duvanova

Associate Professor, Department of International Relations at Lehigh University

Dinissa Duvanova is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Lehigh University. Her research interests include international and comparative political economy, political economy of corruption, political institutions, regulatory politics, technology-enabled forms of political participation, and the politics of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. She is the author of Building Business in Post-Communist Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Collective Goods, Selective Incentives, and Predatory States (Cambridge UP, 2013), which won the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize. Her articles have appeared in various publications, including Comparative Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, World Development, and the Journal of Comparative Economics. Her latest book Thieves, Opportunists, and Autocrats: Building Regulatory States in Russia and Kazakhstan is published by Oxford UP this year.