Mariana Budjeryn is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. She is currently working on a book “Inheriting the Bomb: Soviet Collapse and Nuclear Disarmament of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine.”

She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. Her current research examines the role of the international nuclear nonproliferation regime in the nuclear disarmament of Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Beyond that, her research interests include international relations and social theory, history of the Soviet Union and post-Soviet transition, arms control and disarmament, and anything at the intersection of international politics and international law. Mariana holds an M.A. in International Relations from CEU and a B.A. in Political Science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. Her analytical contributions on Ukraine's disarmament and the current Ukrainian-Russian crisis have also appeared in The Nonproliferation Review, World Affairs Journal, Arms Control Today, and Harvard International Review.