Yoshiko M. Herrera

Professor, Department of Political ScienceUW–Madison



Yoshiko M. Herrera received her B.A. from Dartmouth College (1992) and M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1999) from University of Chicago. She taught at Harvard University from 1999-2007 and currently is a Professor in the department of Political Science.  She is a former Director of the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, former Co-Director of the Institute For Regional and International Studiesand former Director of the UW-Madison Partnership with Nazarbayev University.

Her research interests include politics in Russia and the states of the Former Soviet Union; nationalism, identity and ethnic politics; political economy and state statistics (national accounts); and international norms.  She teaches courses on comparative politics, identity, and post-communist politics.

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