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Nicole Daphnis

Professional Title: 

Doctoral Student


Thompson 518


Office Hours: 

Tuesday 12am-2pm and by appointment


BA: Politics and Russian & Eurasian Studies, Mount Holyoke College, 2018


I am a comparativist focusing on Russian protest politics, specifically single pickets. My work argues that single pickets are a form of spatial contestation and resistance against the Russian state's legal hegemony, demonstrating the resourcefulness and innovation of ordinary people to express themselves politically in increasingly constrained legal conditions. I am broadly interested in topics of resistance and social movements, labor politics, authoritarianism, and the postsocialist world.