Alexei Anisin

Lecturer, School of International Relations & Diplomacy

Alexei Anisin earned his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Essex (United Kingdom) in 2016. Dr. Anisin has conducted postdoctoral research in the Institute of Political Studies, Charles University Prague, and has also worked as a visiting lecturer in the American Studies Department, in Transilvania University Brasov. He is particularly interested in the application of multi-method research, and in bridging the qualitative-quantitative gap that exists in social science.


Social Conflict; Political Violence; Comparative Politics; Multi-Method Research; Qualitative Comparative Analysis

courses taught

Democracy in the United States of America; Conflict Studies; Thesis Seminar

publications & other activities

  • 2017, Social Causation and Protest Mobilization: Why Temporality and Interaction Matter, Territory, Politics, Governance. In press.
  • 2017, Antagonisms and the Discursive Sedimentation of American Gun Culture: A New Framework, Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, 17 (2), 133-139.
  • 2016, Repression, Spontaneity, and Collective Action: The 2013 Turkish Uprisings, the Journal of Civil Society. 12 (4), 411-429.
  • 2016, A Configurational Analysis of 44 U.S. Mass Shootings: 1975-2015” the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, In press.
  • 2016, Violence Begets Violence: Why States Should Not Lethally Repress Popular Protest. the International Journal of Human Rights, 20 (7), 893-913.
  • 2014, 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.
  • Book reviews:
  • 2013, LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Pedersen, David., 2013. American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States. University of Chicago Press.
  • 2013, LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Kai Hafez. 2007 The Myth of Media Globalization. Polity.
  • 2013, LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Jacquelien van Stekelenburg, Conny Roggeband, Bert Klan- dermans., 2013 The Future of Social Movement Research: Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Processes. University Of Minnesota Press .
  • 2013, LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Shannon O'Neil., 2013 Two nations indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the road ahead. Oxford University Press.
  • 2013, LSEReviewofBooks: Book Review, Matar and Harb., 2013 Narrating Conict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image, and Communications Practices in Lebanon and Palestine. IB Tauris.