About

My Name is Tatsiana Kulakevich, and I am a PhD candidate in Political Science

My research focuses on international political economy, migration, and ethnic politics. My specialties include Comparative Politics, International Relations, Eastern European politics, and Quantitative Methods.

My dissertation examines the distribution of FDI and the role of immigration into the countries with weak rule of law. While weak rule of law discourages non-migrant investors to send FDI to the countries with non-transparent legal framework, I argue that migrant investors are inclined to make FDI to their home countries despite weak rule of law.

My analyses appeared in media and academic journals, including The Monkey Cage - Washington Post, Belarus Digest, and East European Politics Societies and Cultures.

My email is: tatsiana.kulakevich@rutgers.edu

Research

Kulakevich, T. (forthcoming). “Belarus in Congressional Record, 1873-1994.” Journal of Belarusian Studies.

Charnysh, V. and Kulakevich, T. 2017. “Belarusian Political Parties: Organizational Structures and Practices.” In Kosowska-Gastol & Borowiec (eds.) Organizational Structures of Political Parties in Central and Eastern European Countries. Jagiellonian University Press.

Kulakevich, T. 2016. Review of M. Balmaceda’s "Living the High Life in Minsk: Russian Energy Rents, Domestic Populism and Belarus’ Impending Crisis”. The Journal of Eurasian Studies, 7(2):220.

Kipel Z. 2014. “Development of Book Studies in Belarus,” 1917-1935 (T. Kulakevich and V. Ermashkevish, Trans.). In Belarusian Book in Context of the World Book Culture. Minsk: Medial, 123-134.

Kulakevich, T., 2014. “Twenty Years in the Making: Understanding the Difficulty for Change in Belarus.” East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, 28(4):887-901.


Analyses in Media


“Quality of Gender Equality in Belarus”, Belarusdigest.com, 5 January, 2016.

“Humanism or Political Calculation: Why Did Lukashenka Pardon Political Prisoners?” Belarusdigest.com, 24 August, 2015.

“Belarus-EU Thaw: Will It Last This Time?” Belarusdigest.com, 31 July, 2015.

“Belarus’s President Has Scheduled the Next Election. Has He Already Won His Fifth Term?” Washingtonpost.com, July 15, 2015.

“Investment Climate in Belarus: Room For Growth”, Belarusdigest.com, 10 July, 2015.

“Political Parties in Belarus: Do They Really Matter?” Belarusdigest.com, 16 June, 2015.

“Sanctions, Peace Talks, Bologna Process: Is There Hope for Change?” Belarusdigest.com, 18 May, 2015.

“The Ice World Hockey Championship As A Tool For Propaganda.” Belarusdigest.com, 12 June, 2014.

Teaching

Introduction to Political Science Methods

INDEPENDENTLY, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

790:300 Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

Nature of Politics

WITH DR.STEPHEN BRONNER, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

790:101 Spring 2017

Introduction to International Relations

WITH DR.GEOFFREY WALLACE, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

790:102 Spring 2016

WITH DR. RICHARD HARRISON, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

790:102 Fall 2017

Introduction to Comparative Politics

WITH DR.MICHAEL ROSSI, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

790:103 Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Speaking Freely: Russian Language

INDEPENDENTLY, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Spring 2011

Contact

You can contact me by email:

tatsiana.kulakevich@rutgers.edu