Instructor in Discipline, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, USeg599@columbia.edu
Elise Giuliano is a political scientist at Columbia University where she teaches on secessionism, Russian politics, and international relations, and advises students for the Harriman Institute. Her research focuses on the intersection of politics and identity in Russia. Her book, Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia’s Republics (Cornell University Press, 2011), examines why some mass populations in Russia’s ethnic republics supported nationalist separatism while others remained quiescent. In 2012, her book won the ENMISA Book Award of the International Studies Association for the best book published over the past two years in the study of the international politics of ethnicity, nationalism, or migration. Prof. Giuliano conducted field research in Tatarstan, Russia as a Fulbright-Hays scholar and worked as a consultant in Moscow and Novgorod for USAID on a privatization project in the 1990s. She serves on the Advisory Board of the ASN and is a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia). She received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Prof. Giuliano is currently researching the politics of blame following natural and man-made disasters in Russia.