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Tatiana Rizova

Honors Program - Department of Political Science


Tatiana Rizova

Associate Professor
Department Chair

McMurran Hall 361A
(757) 594-7971
tatiana.rizova@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA in Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • BA in Applied Economics and Political Science, American University (Bulgaria)

Teaching

Post-communist politics,
Political parties in transitional societies,
Latin American politics,
Political and economic development

Research

Political transformation in post-authoritarian societies (Eastern Europe and Latin America),
Radical right-wing political parties in Eastern Europe,
Ethnic conflict
Migrant crisis

Biography

Dr. Tatiana Rizova received her B.A. in Applied Economics and Political Science and International Relations (Summa Cum Laude) from the American University in Bulgaria. She earned an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Political Science (with a concentration in comparative politics and international relations) from UCLA. She was awarded numerous scholarships and fellowships to support her graduate studies at UW-Madison and UCLA (Open Society Fund scholarship and PBK fellowship). Her scholarly work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Politics, and Review of European Studies. In spring 2019 she led CNU's study abroad program at the University of Glasgow. She is a native speaker of Bulgarian and is fluent in English, Spanish, Russian, and Portuguese, and has studied Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Italian and French. Her new linguistic goal is Swedish. Dr. Rizova won the 2021 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Student Writing.

  • Provost's Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching Student Writing, Provost's Office. (2021)
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles. (2007)
  • Global Studies Scholar, Open Society Foundation. (2006)
  • Mentored Teaching Faculty Fellow, UCLA Political Science Department. (2006)
  • Phi Beta Kappa International Fellowship, Phi Beta Kappa Southern California Chapter. (2006)
  • UCLA Political Science Department Fellowship, UCLA Political Science Department. (2005)
  • Andrew Vajna Scholarship, UCLA Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. (2004)
  • University Fellowship, UCLA. (2004)
  • University Fellowship, UCLA. (2003)
  • University Fellowship, UCLA. (2002)
  • University Fellowship, UCLA. (2001)
  • University Fellowship, UCLA. (2000)
  • University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison. (1999)
  • University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison. (1998)
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2019). The Securitization of the European Migrant Crisis - Evidence from Bulgaria and Hungary (2015-2017). Review of European Studies. Volume, 11. Issue, 4. Pages, 78-87.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). East of the Iron Curtain: Why Did Post-communist Countries Join NATO?. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. Pages, 28.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2012). Why the European Sovereign Debt Crisis Has Not Been Resolved Yet. Pages, 12.
  • Book Review
    Defeating Authoritarian Leaders in Postcommunist Countries. Journal of Politics. Volume, 74. Issue, 3. Pages, 3.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Communist Successor Party Adaptation in Candidate-Centred Systems: the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia. Journal of Politics and Law. Pages, 34.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Knights or Knaves: Legislative Candidate Selection in the Hungarian and Lithuanian Communist Successor Parties. Review of European Studies. Volume, 5. Issue, 2. Pages, 34.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2011). A Case of Contested Sovereignty: Explaining Ethnic Conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Review of European Studies. Volume, 3. Issue, 2. Pages, 28.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2011). From Guns to the Ballot Box: Prospects for Democracy in Latin America. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. Volume, 1. Issue, 5. Pages, pp. 15-23.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2007). Presidential Conditional Agenda Setting in the Former Communist Countries. Comparative Political Studies. Volume, 40. Issue, 10. Pages, 1155-1182.
  • Tatiana Rizova, Political Studies Association, "Secularism vs. Clericalism in the Political Programs of Populist Radical Right Parties in Central and Eastern Europe," Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (virtual host). (2021)
  • Tatiana Rizova, Association for Slavic Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), "Security Considerations in Crafting Responses to the European Migrant Crisis – Evidence from Bulgaria and Hungary (2015-2017)," Chicago, IL. (2017)
  • Tatiana Rizova, Council of Europeanists, "Explaining Variations inEastern European State Responses to the Migrant Crisis (2013-2015)," University of Glasgow. (2017)
  • Tatiana Rizova, "Identity Politics and the Migrant Crisis in Europe," Christopher Newport University. (2017)
  • Tatiana Rizova, "Explaining Variations in East European State Responses to the Migrant Crisis (2013-2015)," McMurran Hall. (2016)
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