Thesis Title (working): Checking Authoritarian Power in China/Russia: How Citizens Mobilize and How Authoritarian Governments Respond
Research Interests: My research interests include Russia/Eurasia and East Asia. I also like studying authoritarian politics and how technology is used by these regimes.
Thesis: TBD; topic: Soviet National Soccer Team as a lens into Russian nationality and culture
Research Interests: Will is a history major primarily focused on 20th century Russian and American history.
Thesis Title: Trends in Democratic Attitudes in Eastern Europe: How Effective has U.S. Foreign Policy Been and Where Should It Go?
Research Interests: I am interested in the political development of Eastern Europe, particularly former Soviet countries, and from the turn of the 20th century to the modern day. I am particularly interested in the development and implementation of democratic institutions in the government as well as trends towards or against democratic values among the general populations, especially in Russia and Ukraine.
(Working) Senior Thesis Title: Ensuring Equity in NYC’s Post-Pandemic Creative Placemaking Policy
Research interests: issues around democratic state building, sustainable development and urban policy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia