Maria Popova

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Maria Popova (@PopovaProf) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She works on democracy and the rule of law in the post-Communist region. Dr. Popova’s book, “Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: A study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine” (Cambridge University Press, 2012) won the 2013 book award by the American Association for Ukrainian Studies. Her recent research projects focused on judicial reform, anticorruption campaigns, and conspiracy theories in Eastern Europe. She is currently writing a book with Dr. Oxana Shevel on the roots of the Russo-Ukrainian war, entitled “Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States.”

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