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 the state-sponsored and gender-indiscriminate forced labor from the late Russian Empire to the post-Soviet statehoods, 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 experiences from international organizations, governmental institutions, and private enterprises.