Anton Shirikov

Ph.D. Candidate: Comparative Politics | Political Methodology


Anton is a fourth-year Ph.D. 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.

Research Interests:

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


“Media credibility in authoritarian regimes”

TA for:

Math Camp for incoming political science PhD students, August 2019


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

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