Ekaterina Schulmann

Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme

Biography

Ekaterina is a political scientist specializing in the legislative process in modern Russia, parliamentarism and decision-making mechanisms in hybrid political regimes.

She has a PhD in political science and serves as an associate professor at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES), and senior lecturer at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). From Dec 2018 to Oct 2019 she was a member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights.

She is the author of the books Legislation as a Political Process and Practical Politology: a guide to the contact with reality (collection of articles), and one of the co-authors of the The New Autocracy: Information, Politics, and Policy in Putin's Russia (Brookings Institution Press 2018), edited by Daniel Treisman.

Ekaterina is a regular contributor to Vedomosti newspaper, The New Times magazine, and online media such as Republica.ru, Colta.ru, Carnegie.ru.

She hosts a weekly program on Echo Moscow radio station dedicated to popularizing political science terminology and concepts, is active on Telegram, and her Youtube channel has a large subscriber audience.

Previously, she worked as a civil servant in local administration, as a deputy’s assistant, political faction analyst and expert in the analytical department of the Russian State Duma, and as legislative affairs director of a consulting company.

Past experience

2019 - present Associate professor, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (MSSES)
2019 - present Director, Center for Legislative Studies, Institute for Social Sciences, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
2018-19 Member, Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights
2017 - present Presenter, Echo Moscow radio station
2013 - present Senior lecturer, Department of Public Administration, Institute for Social Sciences of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
2013 - present Lecturer, Moscow School of Civic Education
2006-11 Director, legislative research, The PBN Company
1999-2005 Various expert analytical roles, Russian State Duma
1999 Senior editor, Russian News and Information Agency Novosti (RIAN)
1996-99 Expert, Tula City Administration