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.
ON LEAVE AY 2018-19
I work on 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 and other post-Communist states. I am working on a book-length study tentatively titled "Control and Access: Financial Openness and Authoritarian Politics in Russia."
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, as well as the Politics of Russia and Eurasia, Topics in International Political Economy. and a first-year seminar Authoritarianism in the Age of Globalization.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, cooking, and walking around lake Waban with my dog Duke.
More information about my research and teaching can be found on my web page: www.igorlogvinenko.com.