Scott Radnitz

Associate Professor, Director - Ellison Center
Scott Radnitz

About

Scott Radnitz  is an Associate Professor in the Jackson School of International Studies and Director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington. He has conducted research in Central Asia and the Caucasus since 2002. He received his Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 2007, and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Belfer Center at Harvard and at the Kennan Institute. He does research on post-Soviet politics, covering topics such as protests, authoritarianism, identity, and state building. His book, Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia, was published by Cornell University Press in 2010. His publications are included inComparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Democracy, Post-Soviet Affairs, National Interest, Foreign Policy, and Slate. He is a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security (PONARS) in Eurasia, a participant in the Bridging the Gap Project at American University, and an advisory board member of the Central Asian Studies Institute at the American University of Kyrgyzstan.