Allison Evans, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Allison Evans
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Allison D. Evans, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. She specializes in comparative politics with a focus on Russian politics, labor and contentious politics. She is presently completing a book manuscript on sub-national variation in protest and local governance in Russia's company towns. Her work has also appeared as refereed articles in such journals as Comparative Political Studies and Comparative Politics.

Research interests

  • Protest
  • Urban politics
  • Russian politics
  • Post-communism
  • Social movements
  • Labor

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Political Movements
  • U.S.-Russian Relations
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • International Law
  • Graduate Seminar in Comparative Politics


  • “The Dynamics of Labor Militancy in the Extractive Sector: Kazakhstan’s Oilfields and South Africa’s Platinum Mines in Comparative Perspective,” with Rudra Sil, Comparative Political Studies. 2020. Vol. 53, No. 6.
  • “Labour Protest and Industrial Peace: Russian Steelworkers’ Encounters with Economic Reforms and Unraveling Social Protections,” Economy & Society. 2018. Vol. 47, No. 3.
  • “Patterns of Pluralism and Protest in Provincial Russia: A Paired Comparison of Company Towns,” Studies in Comparative International Development. 2016. Vol. 51, No. 4.
  • “Local Democracy in a Hybrid State: Pluralism and Protest in Volzhskiy, Russia,” Post-Soviet Affairs. 2014. Vol. 30, No. 4.

Curriculum vitae


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • M.A., Political Science, California State University, Long Beach, 2006
  • B.A., Political Science and Russian, San Diego State University, 2003