Khasan Redjaboev is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research interests are in the political economy of development, regime transitions, and politics of post-communist Eurasia. In his dissertation, Khasan investigates state-sponsored, gender-indiscriminate forced labor from the late Russian Empire to post-Soviet statehood, and its effects on social policy legacies in gender, state formation, and public-goods provision. Khasan speaks Uzbek and Russian and has research and professional experience with international organizations, governmental institutions, and private enterprise.