Anastasiia Vlasenko

Public Policy and Governance Lecturer at KSE


Public Policy and Governance Lecturer at KSE. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Political Science at Florida State University in 2022, MA in Political Science from Florida State University in 2018, MA in International Relations from New York University in 2016, MSc in European Affairs from Lund University in 2013, and BA in Political Science from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2011.

Dr. Anastasiia Vlasenko is a research fellow at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and recent postdoctoral fellow at the NYU Jordan Center. She studies legislative politics and democratization with specialization in politics of Ukraine.

Her monograph project, ‘Legislators in Networks: Corruption, Clientelism, and Law Making’ investigates how legislative networks formed through parliamentary aids can affect rent-seeking behavior in the Ukrainian parliament.

Vlasenko is particularly interested in the study of corruption, legislative politics, transitional period reforms, propaganda, electoral politics, and forecasting. Her research has been published in the Journal of Politics.

In 2020-2021, she worked at the Hertie School in Berlin as a visiting researcher. In 2014-2016, Dr. Vlasenko was a Fulbright scholar at New York University. At Florida State University, New York University, and Kyiv School of Economics, she has been teaching courses on comparative politics, public policy, quantitative methods, and authoritarian studies.