Department of Political Science

College of Letters & Science

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 third year PhD candidate in Comparative Politics. He is working on media politics in autocracies, authoritarian legislatures, and the limits of authoritarian government, and is interested in machine learning applications in political science. 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.