Olena Nikolayenko

Fordham University

Olena Nikolayenko is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University. Her research interests include comparative democratization, social movements, public opinion, and youth, with a regional focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Nikolayenko is the author of Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States and her articles have appeared in Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Youth and Society, and other journals.

Nikolayenko received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto and she was a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

Featured Work

The March of the Millions in Moscow, May 6, 2012.<BR> CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ks2891/7149944683/" target="blank">Sergey Kukota</a></p>

JUN 8, 2012 Article

Elections Without Change

According to opinion polls, the majority of Russians still favor Putin for president, despite the evidence  that his latest incumbency is a serious setback for ...