Dr. Maria Snegovaya is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, visiting scholar with the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the George Washington University, and postdoctoral scholar with the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She previously worked as a fellow with the Center for European Policy Analysis and as a postdoctoral fellow with the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
She is a comparative politics, international relations, and statistical methods specialist. The key focus of her research is democratic backsliding in Eastern Europe as well as Russia’s domestic and foreign policy. Her research results and analysis have appeared in policy and peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Democracy, Democratization, and Post-Soviet Affairs. Her research has been referenced in publications such as the New York Times, Bloomberg, the Economist, and Foreign Policy. She is frequently invited to give talks at US universities and think tanks. She earned her MA and PhD in political science from Columbia University.