Marina Zaloznaya

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Associate Professor
Ph.D. Northwestern University
W124 Seashore Hall

Summer 2019 Office Hours:
By appointment 

Marina Zaloznaya's research interests include organizational and economic crime, non-democratic and hybrid political governance, and mixed methods. Her new book, The Politics of Bureaucratic Corruption in Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press 2017) explores the impact that hybrid political regimes of Ukraine and Belarus have on corruption in local universities through an ethnographic and comparative-historical inquiry. The book develops a theoretical alternative to the dominant accounts of corruption as a by-product of political transition, and outlines a sociological approach to the study of this crime in non-Western contexts.

For her current project, Professor Zaloznaya and her collaborators carried out national representative surveys on corruption behaviors and political attitudes in Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia. Based on these data, they have explored the impact of bribery on non-democratic political regimes, considered the effects of institutional instability on citizen's decisions to resort to bribery, and put forth a first path-diagramed structural equation model of bureaucratic corruption.

Professor Zaloznaya teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses, including courses on global and white collar crime, human rights, sociology of law, and comparative-historical methods.