Polina Galouchko graduated from Harvard College in 2023 with a degree in economics. She studies the political economy of the former Soviet Union, with a particular focus on Russia and Belarus, and the Western Balkans. In her research, she applies empirical methods for causal inference to the study of political institutions and behavior in non-democracies. In recent work, she has examined the effects of the post-election protest movement in Belarus on social and political attitudes, as well as the role of religious and nationalist groups in the formation of Russia’s anti-Western rhetoric. Another line of research focuses on the role of political institutions and corruption in the integration of Western Balkan countries into the EU.
Graduate Student Associate
A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies—REECA