For over a year, I have been working on collecting detailed data on post-communist European cabinet members. I am finishing up an original dataset mapping out the path to power for men and women in the region. The project also seeks to recast our idea of 'prestigious' ministries, taking in consideration the regional context of what matters most. Additionally, the process of European integration has created another potential entrance opportunity for women in post-
My colleague Laura Logan and I have been working on analyzing the first national random survey on street harassment. The project seeks to recast our idea of street harassment as a form of violence against women as well as an inconspicuous mode of socialization to accept violence as normal for young girls.
As a scholar of European Politics, I have closely followed the economic crisis that has unfolded in the European continent. I have been particularly interested in the different modes of protest in the region. I am currently working on understanding the self-immolation that has taken place in the European countries for the past five years as a result of economic crisis. I am interested in understanding whether this is a symptom of a failure of the democratic process or a new tool of contention for the European continent.