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 Studies, and 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.