Alexis M. Lerner

I am a mixed-methods scholar of comparative authoritarianism, with a focus on conflict in the post-Soviet region. I am also an award-winning teacher in comparative politics, international relations, and statistics. My doctorate is in Political Science and Jewish Studies. My work appears in Comparative Political Studies, The Arctic Review of Law and Politics, and The Journal of Jewish Thought. My book, Post-Soviet Graffiti: Free Speech in the Streets, is under contract with the University of Toronto Press.

Previously, I served as a 2017-2019 Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Harriman Institute, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and as the Director of Research for the Stanford University US-Russia Forum. I have a Master's Degree from Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES), and a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Russian & Slavic Studies from McGill University.

My research has been supported by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C., and the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, among other generous organizations.