Wilson Center Projects
From Red to Gray: The Elderly of Rural Russia
As a social demographer, my research focuses on the main drivers and implications of demographic change and population displacement across Eurasia. My publications appear in academic journals, policy briefs, assessment reports, and edited volumes. My current research includes a MINERVA-funded investigation of state capacity challenges in healthcare (including COVID-19) and education in the multicultural countries of Estonia, Georgia, and Ukraine (Co-PI, with Erik Herron (PI) and Ralph Clem), a Norwegian Research Council grant on shifting sociopolitical identities in Ukraine (VALREF, PI Geir Flikke), and a solo book project on population change and social stability in Central Asia.
A former Title VIII scholar at Kennan, I led an earlier working group at the Center on migration, generating the volume "Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia (Blair Ruble and Erin Hofman co-editors).
Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Research Scholar. Associate Professor, University of Texas. "From Red to Gray: The Elderly of Rural Russia" December 8, 1993 - January 20, 1994.