CISSM welcomes new Research Associate Maria Snegovaya

June 13, 2018

Maria Snegovaya will join CISSM as a Research Associate this summer to do work related to Russian security policy and the European political dynamics. She’ll also take a lead role managing CISSM’s U.S.-Russian Security Relations project.

“Maria’s expertise and research experience delving into the political and security dynamics driving Russia and its near neighbors will contribute significantly to CISSM’s ongoing work to understand Russian security policy and its interactions with the United States and its European allies,” says CISSM Director Nancy Gallagher.

Snegovaya’s doctoral dissertation at Columbia University’s Political Science Department focuses on “The Choices of Left Parties and the Success of the Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe.” She will defend her dissertation this fall. Snegovaya is also an adjunct fellow at the Center for European Policy Anaysis, and was a columnist for Vedomosti, a leading Russian business newspaper for several years. 

Maria Snegovaya’s interest in policy research extends back to her studies at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, where she completed a dissertation on the influence of religion on socio-economic preferences and earned a BA in economics and finance. During her studies at the Higher School of Economics she had a visiting fellowship at Harvard’s Davis Center and Institute for Quantitative Social Science.