Dasha Maliauskaya

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MA Student

Darya Maliauskaya, originally from Navahrudak, Belarus, is currently pursuing a M.A. in European and Russian Studies at Yale. Forging ahead as both a dedicated scholar and human rights advocate, her diverse academic journey includes a B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College (2022) and a study abroad at Oxford University (2020).

Prior to her studies at Yale, she completed a year-long fellowship with a NYC-based NGO, overseeing efforts related to flagship reports on Europe and Eurasia. She also contributed to advocacy and development initiatives throughout several of her internships at various think tanks and NGOs. Driven by an insatiable curiosity about the theoretical dimensions of authoritarianism and social movements in Eurasia, Darya’s research has found publication in various blogs and the Inquiries Journal.

At Yale, Darya aims to further her theoretical understanding of domestic and international facets of regional transitions, with a specific focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. She intends to extend her research on authoritarian resilience in post-Soviet states, delving into the interplay between symbolic power instruments and regime consolidation, while also examining democratization and resistance movements within the region.

1st Year, European & Russian Studies
Fields of Interest: 
Geographic Focus: Russia, Eastern Europe Thematic Focus: Authoritarianism, Democratization, Social movements, Political Symbolism Period Focus: Modern, Recent