Department of Political Science


Dr Katerina Tertytchnaya

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Associate Professor in Comparative Politics
Room: 2.02, 36-38 Gordon Square
Email: k.tertytchnaya@ucl.ac.uk



Before joining UCL, I was a Clayman Junior Research Fellow in Politics at the University of Oxford, and I held a Fulbright-Schuman predoctoral fellowship at Columbia University in New York. I have a DPhil in Politics and an MPhil in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Oxford.


My research interests include public opinion, protests, and authoritarian politics. Drawing on evidence from Russia, I examine how non-democratic incumbents use propaganda and non-violent repression to lower the costs of staying in power. Other projects study the political consequences of migrant remittances, with a focus on Central Asia.

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Podcast: UCL Uncovering Politics

Hear Dr Tertytchnaya speak about her research on the following podcast episode:
S6 Ep7 | Public Opinion in Russia
S9 Ep7 | 
The Impact of Banning Protests


Journal articles


I teach modules on comparative politics, protest and revolution. I would be interested in supervising students working on authoritarian and contentious politics, the politics of the post-Soviet region, and economic voting.