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Yoshiko Herrera

Yoshiko Herrera

Expert on politics in Russia and other post-Soviet states, nationalism, identity and ethnic politics

Professor, Political Science; Director, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia; co-Director, International Inst College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-2241 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @yoshikoherrera


  • Domestic politics in Russia
  • Nationalism and xenophobia in Russia
  • Ethnic conflict and separatism in Russia, Ukraine, and other post-Soviet states
  • State statistics, the international System of National Accounts, and censuses


  • Director, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and co-Director, International Institute at UW-Madison
  • Director, UW-Nazarbayev University project: a partnership on higher education reform between UW-Madison and NU in Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Member, Program on New Approaches to Eurasian Security (PONARS)