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Political Science

Gavril Bilev

Assistant Professor

Political Science

Dr. Bilev holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and a B.A. from Whittier College, both in Political Science. Dr. Bilev specializes in Comparative Politics, with a focus on issues pertaining to democratization and formal institutional design.

Gavril is a native of Bulgaria, born and raised in the capital, Sofia.


Ph.D. Brown University; B.A. Whittier College, both in Political Science


He will be teaching courses in Comparative and World Politics and related fields.

  • Political Science Methods
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Politics
  • Democracy, Development, and Violence


Dr. Bilev’s research interests include democratization, sub-national political regimes, formal institutions, and the inter-branch balance of power. His current research project explores why similar Russian regions vary in the executive-legislative balance of power with important implications for political contestation. Qualitative and quantitative data for the project comes from a year of fieldwork in four Russian provinces. 


(978) 837-5254
Email: bilevg


Cushing Hall 16B