Anton Shirikov

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: Comparative Politics | Political Methodology



Research Interests:

Authoritarian politics, media, persuasion, legacies of communism, text-as-data, experiments


Anton is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Politics. He is working on media politics, misinformation, and perceptions of media in autocracies, and his other work explores contemporary political institutions and authoritarian legacies in the post-communist space. 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.


“Who Trusts Untrustworthy Media? Partisanship and Information Credibility in Authoritarian Regimes”

TA for:

Math Camp for incoming political science PhD students, 2019, 2020

Politics Around the World, Spring 2019

Research Methods in Political Science, Fall 2018, Fall 2020


Research Grant from the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (UW-Madison), 2020

Summer Dissertation Writing Grant from the Association of Slavic, East European, and Russian Studies, 2020

Columbia University/Harriman Institute Research Grant for Graduate Students (2019, 2020)

Summer Initiative Award (UW-Madison Dept. of Political Science, 2017, 2019, 2020)