As a sociologist, I study political and economic liberalizations in Europe and Eurasia in the late twentieth century, and I have a particular interest in political aspects of culture and cultural aspects of politics. My work has won awards from the Council for European Studies and the American Sociological Association’s sections on theory, comparative-historical sociology, and sociology of culture. My latest research projects focused on the culture of recent political protest movements in Wisconsin (2011) and Russia (2011–2012). You can learn more about my research and publications from my curriculum vitae.