Research

Maria’s work explores the intersection of politics and law in the post-Communist region, specifically the rule of law, judicial reform, political corruption, populist parties, and legal repression of dissent.

Recent Invited Talks

2021. JUSTIN Institute, Masaryk University, Czechia. Post-Maidan Judicial Reform.

2020. PONARS Eurasia, George Washington University. The Politics of Corruption Prosecutions.

2019. University of Manchester. Post-Maidan Judicial Reforms.

2019. University of Oxford, St. Anthony’s College. Post-Maidan Judicial Reforms.

2019. Miami University of Ohio. Havighurst Center. Rule of Law Backsliding in Eastern Europe.

2019. Carleton University, Centre for European Studies. The Rule of Law in Eastern Europe 15 Years after EU Accession.

2018. Embassy of Austria, Ottawa. Rule of Law in Europe: Threats and Resilience.

2018. Yale University, McMillan Centre. The Weaponization of Law in Russia.

2018. Columbia University, Harriman Institute. Putin-Style “Rule of Law”.

2017. Princeton University. Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption and Judicial Reforms.

2017. Georgetown University. Weaponization of Law. Data and Methods in the Comparative Study of Legal Institutions Collaborative Workshop.

2016. American Academy of Arts and Science, Harvard University. Can Russia Become a Rule of Law State? Daedalus Authors’ Workshop.

2016. Georgetown University. Instrumental Politicization of Judicial Output. Data and Methods in the Comparative Study of Legal Institutions Collaborative Workshop.

2015. University of Oxford. How Politicized are the Russian Courts? Sociology of Justice in Russia Workshop.

2015. Université Libre de Bruxelles. Ukraine’s Judiciary After Euromaidan.

2015. Sciences Po, Centre de Recherches Internationales. Ukraine’s Judiciary After Euromaidan.

2015. Leiden University. Prosecution of Political Corruption in Eastern Europe.

2015. Kyiv School of Economics, University of California-Berkeley, USAID, and Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine. Symposium EscapeUSSR? Judicial Reform After Maidan.

2015. Universita di Bologna. Prosecution of Political Corruption in Eastern Europe.

2014. Université de Montréal School of Law. Constitutional Dimensions of the Ukrainian Crisis.

2014. University of North Carolina. Ukraine Under the Fog of War.

2014. Simon Fraser University. Ukraine Under the Fog of War.

2014. Emory University. Book talk for Politicized Justice.

2014. University of Michigan. Book talk for Politicized Justice.

2014. Columbia University, Harriman Institute. Book talk for Politicized Justice.

2014. Université de Montréal, Ukraine’s Euromaidan: A Pro-European Revolution?

2013. Advancing Reform in Ukraine workshop, Kyiv, Ukraine. “Ukraine’s Politicized Courts” December 13-14.

About me

Maria Popova (PhD, Harvard 2006) conducts research on the rule of law, judicial reform, political corruption, populist parties and legal repression of dissent across the post-Communist region. She teaches classes on European politics and research methods.

Contact me

Jean Monnet Chair EUROL
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 2T7
maria.popova [at] mcgill.ca
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