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Yoshiko Herrera

Yoshiko Herrera

Expert on politics in Russia and other post-Soviet states, political economy in Russia, nationalism, ethnic politics, and social identities/diversity

Professor, Political Science 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
  • Diversity, intergroup trust, social identity politics


  • Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, UW-Madison, 2021
  • Director, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and co-Director, International Institute at UW-Madison (2011-2014)
  • Director, UW-Nazarbayev University project: a partnership on higher education reform between UW-Madison and NU in Astana, Kazakhstan (2012-2018)
  • Co-Director, International Institute, Division of International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012-2015
  • John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University, 2007