I study what people feel and believe about the societies they live in, and how this impacts their political behavior. I’m also curious about how their perceptions change over time in response to events or the influence of movement activists. Thus far I’ve examined these things in my research on post-Soviet political culture and protest movements in the Republic of Georgia, which can be seen in my book Popular Mobilization and Empowerment in Georgia’s Rose Revolution.
My other research interests include citizen engagement vs. apathy, the “battle for hearts and minds,” and the influence of the media and social media. I would be interested in discussing ideas or combining forces with other scholars. I earned my PhD in international relations and political psychology at American University in 2008 and currently work as a foreign media analyst in the Washington DC area.
My Blog: http://www.political-culture.com