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Eugene Finkel

Associate Professor

About

Eugene (Evgeny) Finkel works at the intersection of political science and history and strives to promote a better dialogue between the two disciplines. He was born in Ukraine and grew up in Israel. He received a BA in Political Science and International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a PhD in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on how institutions and individuals respond to extreme situations: violence, state collapse, and rapid change.

Finkel is the author of Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust (Princeton University Press, 2017) and, together with Scott Gehlbach, of Reform and Rebellion in Weak States (Cambridge University Press, 2019). His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, East European Politics and Societies, Slavic Review, Democratization, and several other journals and edited volumes.

Finkel, E. (2017). Ordinary Jews: Choice and survival during the holocaust. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Finkel, E., & Brudny, Y. M. (2013). Coloured revolutions and authoritarian reactions. New York: Routledge.

Expertise

Regions

  • Israel
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Ukraine

Topics

  • Conflict
  • Genocide
  • Political Violence
  • Reforms
  • Regimes

Languages

  • Hebrew
  • Polish
  • Russian

In the News

An open letter to the director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Eugene Finkel cited in the New York Review of Books, 7/1

Professor Eugene Finkel Receives Bronislaw Malinowski Social Sciences Award

Conflict Management and European and Eurasian Studies Associate Professor Eugene Finkel is the recipient of the Bronislaw Malinowski Social Sciences Award from The Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in America (PIASA).

Professor Eugene Finkel Receives Honorable Mention for Luebbert Best Article

Conflict Management and European and Eurasian Studies Associate Professor Eugene Finkel has received an honorable mention in the Luebbert Best Article Award category in the field of comparative politics given by the American Political Science Association.