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Political Science

Gavril Bilev

Assistant Professor

Political Science

Gavril Bilev, a native of Bulgaria, specializes in comparative politics, with a focus on issues pertaining to democratization and formal institutional design.


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


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. 




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