Anastassia Obydenkova

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Faculty

Visiting address:
Gamla Torget 3, 3 tr

Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

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Anastassia Obydenkova was Associate Professor (Universitetslektor) during the period of 2021-2023. Previously, she was awarded fellowships at Yale, Princeton, and Harvard Universities. She specializes in global environmental politics, comparative politics, international relations, sustainable development, post-Communism, Eurasia and China. She published in multiple international journals and is a (co-)author and editor of various books (e.g., Oxford 2019 and Cambridge University Presses 2021).

Keywords: international relations sustainable development comparative politics environmental politics federalism political regimes international organizations post-communism regionalism eurasia

Anastassia Obydenkova was an associate professor at IRES, Uppsala University during the period of 2021-2023. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Science from the European University Institute (Florence); MA from the Central European University (Budapest - Vienna). She was awarded international prestigious research grants and fellowships at Yale, Princeton, and Harvard Universities. Over the last 25 years, Anastassia held multiple leading research and teaching appointments around the world, at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (Princeton University), MacMillan Center at Yale University, and Davis Center at Harvard University, among others. Dr. Obydenkova´s expertise is in sustainable development, comparative politics, international relations, global environmental politics, with special focus on international organizations, comparative regionalism, democratization, post-Communism, with area-focus on Eurasia and China. Her work on these topics had been published in such journals as European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Common Market Studies, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, Review of International Organizations, Intelligence, Environmental Research, Democratization, and Journal of Democracy, to name a few. Dr. Obydenkova is a (co-)author and editor of eleven books with the most recent ones published by Oxford University Press (2019), Routledge (2024), and Cambridge University Press (2021); she was a guest-editor of seven special issues. Dr. Obydenkova is a member of editorial boards of a few journals (e.g., Problems of Post-Communism, Post-Communist Economies, Eastern European Economics, Politics and Governance). Dr. Obydenkova welcomes supervision of PhD students interested in different aspects of Eurasian area-studies, sustainable development, comparative politics and international relations.

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Anastassia Obydenkova