Virginie Lasnier (Coordinator)

 Virginie Lasnier is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in political science at McGill University. She specializes in comparative politics and international relations. Her thesis, supervised by Professor Juliet Johnson, examines demobilization processes after social movements in Eastern Europe and in the post-Soviet region. Before joining the CEUE, she completed an internship at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), offered by the ministère des Relations internationales du Québec. She also conducted an ethnographic fieldwork in Russia for more than a year during her master's degree in political science (UQAM). She holds a certificate in Russian Studies (Université Laval) and a Bachelor of Business Administration (UQAM). 

Publications and Works in Progress:

“Demobilization and its Consequences: After the Russian Movement 'For Fair Elections'", Europe-Asia Studies (Forthcoming). 

“Resisting Decline: Russia, the West, and Eurasia”, book chapter in Frédéric Mérand (ed.) Coping with Geographical Decline. Work in progress. Invited contribution. (with Seckin Kostem)

Recent Conference Presentations:

Forthcoming. “How Protest Endings Matter: A Tale of two Maidans". International Studies Association (ISA), Baltimore, 23 February 2017.     

ForthocomingResisting Decline: Russia, the West, and Eurasia” Panel présidentiel: Coping with Geopolitical Decline’. International Studies Association (ISA), Baltimore, 23 February 2017.     

“Grassroots Reponses to Economic, Political and Social Stress: Russia’s Crisis from the Ground Up”.  Roundtable for the 48th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Washington, 20 November 2016. 

“The Movement 'For Fair Elections' in Russia: When, Where, and How did it End?" Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Washington, DC, 18 November 2016. 

“Toward a Theory of Demobilization? Comparing Demobilization Processes in Ukraine and Russia". Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Philadelphia, 20 November 2015.

“Diversity in Demobilization: Comparing Demobilization Processes in Ukraine and Russia".  Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco, 3 September 2015.

“Les lendemains des manifestations de masse 2011-2012 en Russie: Un mouvement social en dormance?” (The aftermath of the Mass movement 2011-12 in Russia : A Social movement in Abeyance). Annual Congress of the Société québécoise de science politique (SQSP), Montreal, 22 May 2015. 

“Demobilization in Sequence: The Aftermath of the Russian Movement ‘For Fair Elections’". World Convention of the Association for the Studies of Nationalities (ASN), New York, 23 April 2015.

“How Does Demobilization Occur in Hybrid Regimes?”. World Congress of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Montreal, 22 July 2014.

 

 

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