Egor Lazarev

Egor Lazarev joins the Department of Political Science as an Assistant Professor. His research interests lie in political ethnography of state-building and conflict with an emphasis on gender, ethnicity, and religion. His primary regional focus is the former Soviet Union. His book project Order after Conflict explores how the social and political consequences of armed conflict affect legal pluralism, taking as its subject the coexistence of Russian state law, Sharia, and customary law in Chechnya. Dr. Lazarev’s research has been published in World Politics, World Development, and Political Science Research & Methods. Prior to joining Yale, he was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and a Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Dr. Lazarev was also a fellow at the Order, Conflict, and Violence Program at Yale in 2016/2017. He graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Russia and received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2018.