Alexei Anisin

Lecturer, School of International Relations & Diplomacy

Alexei Anisin (Ph.D., Government, University of Essex), is a lecturer in the School of International Studies and Diplomacy. He has conducted postdoctoral research in the Institute of Political Studies, Charles University Prague, and has also worked as a visiting lecturer of American Studies in Transilvania University Brasov. He is particularly interested in applying multi-method research including quantitative methods, qualitative comparative analysis, and causal process tracing to research questions on social conflict.


Comparative Politics: Political Violence; Mass Murder; Nonviolence. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods; Boolean and Decision-theoretic Modeling.

courses taught

Democracy in the United States of America; Conflict Studies; International Development; Nonviolent Conflict: Application and Theory; Politics II

publications & other activities

  • Comparing Protest Massacres. Forthcoming at the Journal of Historical Sociology.
  • Tracing the State of Nature in Stephen King’s, Under the Dome. Socialism and Democracy. 2018, forthcoming.
  • A Distinction Without a Difference: Examining the Causal Pathways Behind Ideologically Motivated Mass Public Shootings, w/ Joel Capellan. Homicide Studies, in press. 2018.
  • A Configurational Analysis of 44 U.S. Mass Shootings: 1975-2015. the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 42(1), 55-73, 2018.
  • Social Causation and Protest Mobilization: Why Temporality and Interaction Matter. Territory, Politics, Governance. 2017, in press.
  • Antagonisms and the Discursive Sedimentation of American Gun Culture: A New Framework. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, 17 (2), 133-139, 2017.
  • Repression, Spontaneity, and Collective Action: The 2013 Gezi Protests. the Journal of Civil Society, 12 (4), 411-429, 2016.
  • Violence Begets Violence: Why States Should Not Lethally Repress Popular Protest. the International Journal of Human Rights, 20(7), 893-913, 2016.
  • The Russian Bloody Sunday Massacre of 1905: A Discursive Account of Nonviolent Transformation. Politics, Groups and Identities, 2(4), 643-660, 2014.
  • Adverse Repression and Social Transformation” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, Volume 8, ISSN 2327-0071, 2014.