Irina Vladimirovna Soboleva Research Interest Comparative Politics Political Methodology Biography Ms. Soboleva is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics and Cognitive Psychology at Columbia University in New York. Her research lies at the intersection of institutional analysis and experimental behavioral psychology with a focus on democratic participation in Eastern Europe. Her current work is supported, among others, by the International Society of Political Psychology, the Earth Institute, the Harriman Institute, and the Columbia Global Policy Initiative. Previous research appeared in World Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Sexuality and Culture, Russian Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, and Problems of Post-Communism. More information is available on her website.