Allison Evans

Allison Evans, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Allison Evans


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 and comparative post-communist transitions. 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 Post-Soviet Affairs and Studies in Comparative International Development.

Research interests

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

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Politics of Post-communism
  • Social Movements
  • American Foreign Relations
  • Democratization
  • Research Methods
  • Comparative Political Analysis
  • World Politics
  • International Law & Organization
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics


  • “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