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Anton Shirikov

Ph.D. Student
Comparative Politics
Research Interests: 
authoritarian institutions, regime types, media freedom, propaganda, legislatures, Russia, Eurasia, Post-communism

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Anton is a fourth year PhD candidate in Comparative Politics. He is working on media politics and perceptions of media in autocracies, authoritarian legislatures, and the limits of authoritarian government, and is interested in text-as-data applications. Before coming to UW-Madison, Anton has been a journalist and editor, covering business and politics in Russia. He obtained his master's degree from the European University at St. Petersburg.