Melissa Samarin

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Graduate Students

Personal Statement: 

Melissa Samarin is a graduate student in Comparative Politics and International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests include the politics of Russia and post-Soviet region, authoritarian regimes and thier development, and the impact of institutional change on national and regional politics.

Prior to coming to Berkeley, Melissa received her B.A. in International Relations and History from Whittier College and M.Sc. in Russian and East European Studies at Oxford University. 

Primary Subfield: 
Comparative Politics
Secondary Subfield: 
International Relations