Evgeny Finkel

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Room 419 Monroe Hall
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Areas of Expertise

Political violence; Genocide studies; Holocaust; Central and Eastern Europe; Israel; and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Finkel was born in Ukraine and grew up in Israel. His research interests include political violence, genocide, East European and Israeli politics. His dissertation, Victims Politics: Jewish Behavior during the Holocaust was awarded the American Political Science Association Gabriel A. Almond Award for the best dissertation in comparative politics. Professor Finkel has published articles in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, and other journals.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Finkel, Evgeny and Yitzhak M. Brudny (eds.) 2013. Colored Revolutions and Authoritarian Reactions. London: Routledge.

Finkel, Evgeny, Scott Gehlbach, and Tricia Olsen. 2015. “Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia’s Emancipation of the Serfs.”  Comparative Political Studies. 48(8), pp. 984-1019.

Finkel, Evgeny. 2015. “The Phoenix Effect of State Repression: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust.” American Political Science Review. 109(2), pp. 339-353.

Finkel, Evgeny. 2012. “Mass Killings and Local Context.” Comparative Politics. 45(1), pp. 107-124.

Finkel, Evgeny. 2012. “The Authoritarian Advantage of Horizontal Accountability: Ombudsmen in Poland and Russia.” Comparative Politics. 44(3), pp. 291-310.