B.A., University of Redlands; M.A., Villanova University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University
Office: Pendleton East 233
Igor O. LogvinenkoAssistant Professor of Political Science
International & comparative political economy, politics & foreign policy of Russia & other post-communist states.
My work broadly explores the nexus of economic globalization and political development, especially in post-Soviet Eurasia. I have written on the impact of globalization on authoritarian institutions, democratization processes, and the rule of law practices in Russia and several other post-communist states. I am currently working on a book-length study of financial internationalization of the Russian economy.
Teaching and mentoring students at Wellesley has been the most rewarding aspect of my job. As part of the political science curriculum, I offer several courses, including World Politics, Topics in International Political Economy, Politics of Russia and Eurasia, and a seminar on Authoritarianism and Globalization. I am also a faculty-member of the vibrant Russian Area Studies program.
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.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, swimming, cooking, and walking around lake Waban with my dog Duke.
You can find more information about my research and teaching on my personal web page.