Egor Lazarev

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Assistant Professor of Political Science


Egor Lazarev is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on law and state-building in the former Soviet Union. His first book State-Building as Lawfare: Custom, Sharia, and State Law in Postwar Chechnya was published by Cambridge University Press in 2023. The book explores the use of state and non-state legal systems by both politicians and ordinary people in postwar Chechnya. Egor’s other research has been published in World Politics, World Development, and Political Science Research & Methods. Prior to joining Yale, he was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and a Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.


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  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Columbia University, 2018


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Fields of Interest:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Law and Society
  • Political Violence
  • Post-Soviet Politics
  • Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research