Quiet Opposition: The Political Significance of Russian Migration to Central Asia and the Caucasus following the 2022 Ukraine Invasion
Co-sponsored with the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Arizona State University.
Margaret Hanson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies. Her research focuses on authoritarian politics and factors which stabilize or, conversely, undermine dictators’ (and aspiring dictators’) control, with an emphasis on the former Soviet Union. More specifically, she is interested in how formal and informal institutions interact to shape governance in autocracies; her work centers on the role of law, courts and corruption. She teaches classes in comparative politics, authoritarian politics, political economy and research methods.
Gaukhar Baltabayeva is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the School of Politics and Global Studies. Her areas of interest are comparative politics and international relations with a focus on international migration and brain drain.