Fall 2019 Faculty Spotlight: Graeme Robertson
A Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at UNC – Chapel Hill, Dr. Robertson teaches courses on the identities and transitions of former-Soviet states and societies (GLBL 730) and the politics of Russia and Eurasia (POLI 235). Dr. Robertson has also served on countless committees for master’s theses for the Department of Global Studies.
Dr. Robertson’s most recent work is Putin v. The People, a new book published by Yale University Press that aims to understand the social basis of support for and opposition to Vladimir Putin. Putin v. The People explores the complexities of Russian political competition, and which groups are typically supporters of or opponents to Putin’s government. Through the use of social media data and even hacked emails from top-level Russian officials, Dr. Robertson’s book also illustrates how Putin’s administration attempts to maintain support across the country.