Maria Snegovaya (Ph.D., Columbia University) is a senior fellow with the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. She studies democratic backsliding and re-autocratization in postcommunist Europe and Russia’s domestic and foreign policy, including the tactics used by Russian actors who circulate disinformation to exploit existing dynamics in the region. Her research has appeared in policy and peer-reviewed journals, including West European Politics, Party Politics, Journal of Democracy, Post-Soviet Affairs, and The Washington Post‘s political science blog, the Monkey Cage. Her book When Left Moves Right: The Decline of the Left and the Rise of the Populist Right in Postcommunist Europe was published in January 2024 by Oxford University Press. Snegovaya was a Davis Center fellow in 2009-2010.
Senior Fellow, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service