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