Associate Professor of Political Science, Tulane University
Martin Dimitrov is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University. He is currently completing a book-length study examining how communist autocracies gather information on popular discontent. His main research interests are focused on Russia and China.
“What the Party Wanted to Know: Citizen Complaints as a ‘Barometer of Public Opinion’ in Communist Bulgaria,” East European Politics and Societies and Cultures 28:2 (May 2014), 271-295.
“State Security, Information, and Repression: A Comparison of Communist Bulgaria and Ba’thist Iraq” (co-authored with Joseph Sassoon), Journal of Cold War Studies 16:2 (Spring 2014), 4-31.
“Tracking Public Opinion under Authoritarianism: The Case of the Soviet Union under Brezhnev,” Russian History 41:3 (2014), 329-353.
Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe (New York: Cambridge UP, 2013).
Piracy and the State: The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights in China (New York: Cambridge UP, 2009 [paperback edition 2012]).