Alexei Anisin, Ph.D.

Dean, Senior Lecturer International Relations & Diplomacy

Letenska 5, Prague 1

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Alexei Anisin (Ph.D., Government, University of Essex), is the Dean and Senior Lecturer in the School of International Studies and Diplomacy. He has conducted postdoctoral research in the Institute of Political Studies, Charles University Prague. His interests are in applying multi-methodological tools including quantitative methods, qualitative comparative analysis, and causal process tracing to research questions on social conflict and political violence.


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

Publications & Other Activities


2021, Mass Shootings and Civilian Armament in the United States. Under contract with Routledge

2022, Protest Massacres in History, In progress

Peer-reviewed Articles

  • 2020. Unravelling the Complex Nature of Security Force Defection. Global Change, Peace and Security. Onlinefirst.
  • 2020. Debunking the Myths Behind Nonviolent Civil Resistance. Critical Sociology. Onlinefirst.
  • 2020. Exogenous Events and Media Reporting of Mass Shootings. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression. Onlinefirst.
  • 2020. The Revolutions of 1989 and Defection in Warsaw Pact States. Democracy and Security. Forthcoming.
  • 2019. Violence, Resistance, and Social Transformation in Anarchist Thought and Practice. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work 38(4), 383-400.
  • 2019. Comparing Protest Massacres. Journal of Historical Sociology 32(2), 258-274.
  • 2019. Diverse and Alternative Economic Practice in The Trailer Park Boys Series, 2002-2018. Journal of Cultural Geography 36(3), 317-345.
  • 2019. Mass Shootings and their Asymmetric Effect on Civilian Armament. Crime, Law and Social Change 72(4), 483-500.
  • 2019. Tracing the State of Nature in Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Socialism and Democracy 33(1), 166-185.
  • 2018. A Distinction Without a Difference: Examining the Causal Pathways Behind Ideologically Motivated Mass Public Shootings. Homicide Studies 22(3), 235-255. Co-authored with Joel Capellan.
  • 2018. A Configurational Analysis of 44 U.S. Mass Shootings: 1975-2015. 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 6(3), 279-301.
  • 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 Gezi Protests. Journal of Civil Society 12(4), 411-429.
  • 2016. Violence Begets Violence: Why States Should Not Lethally Repress Popular Protest. 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: A Political Process Model. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies Volume 8(2), ISSN 2327-0071.