UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Dr Ben Noble

Dr Ben Noble

Lecturer in Russian Politics



Joined UCL
1st Sep 2017

Research summary

Ben's current research focuses on the law-making process during the legislative stage of policy-making in authoritarian regimes. His empirical work is centred on states of the former Soviet Union. He has a secondary research interest in the politics of criminal law policy-making. 

Teaching summary

Undergraduate courses (co-)taught:

SESS0006 Understanding and Analysing Data

SESS0017 Understanding Politics II: How Politics Works
SESS0030 Russian Politics and Society 
SESS0034 Researching Politics and Society

Postgraduate courses (co-)taught:
SEES0107 Understanding and Analysing Data
SEES0116 Political Analysis 


Ben completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2016, with a dissertation on the politics of lawmaking in contemporary Russia. From 2015 to 2017, he held a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford. Since 2017, he has been a Senior Researcher at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.