Dima Kortukov is a Ph.D. student (ABD) at the Department of Political Science in Indiana University. He is mainly interested in authoritarian and hybrid regimes (with a focus on parties, elections and electoral reforms) and Communist/post-Communist politics (especially Russia and Ukraine). Dima conducted fieldwork in Russia during 2017, 2018 and 2020. Currently, he is writing his doctoral dissertation, exploring the role of electoral empowerment in the unraveling of the USSR between 1987 and 1991. His research was supported by grants and fellowships from Russian Studies Workshop (Indiana University); the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies; and the Institute for Humane Studies. Dima's work has been published in Comparative Politics, Problems of Post-Communism, and Russian Politics.
Graduate Student, Political Science