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.


“The Credibility of Biased Media: Evidence From Authoritarian Regimes”

TA for:

Math Camp for incoming political science PhD students, August 2019

Politics Around the World, Spring 2019

Research Methods in Political Science, Fall 2018


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

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