About

My Name is Tatsiana Kulakevich, and I am a Visiting Professor in Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis.

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

By being an immigrant from Belarus and after living for years abroad, I believe that with development of technology migrants’ connection with their home countries has been getting stronger increasing their value in facilitating investment in their home countries that lack strong rule of law, who would otherwise have a hard time attracting FDI.

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

My email is: tkulakevich@usf.edu

Research

Peer-Reviewed Articles


Kulakevich, T. (under review) "Courting Diaspora for FDI: The Conditional Nature of Diaspora Engagement Policies." International Organization .

Kulakevich, T. 2018. “Belarus in the Congressional Record, 1873-1994.” Journal of Belarusian Studies, 8(2):32-46.

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.


Book Chapters, Reviews, Translations, Editing


Silitski, V. (forthcoming). The Road From Tyranny: Post-Communist Authoritarianism and Struggle for Democracy in Serbia and Belarus (T. Kulakevich, ed.).

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, 41-58.

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.


Public Affairs Commentary


"Will Belarus’ IT Strategy Loosen Russia’s Tightening Grip? The Globe Post, February 6, 2019.

"Why is Belarus cracking down on independent journalists — and the Internet?" The Washington Post (Monkey Cage blog), August 15, 2018.

"Why would authoritarian Belarus liberalize cryptocurrencies?" The Washington Post (Monkey Cage blog), January 25, 2018.

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

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

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

“Belarus’s President Has Scheduled the Next Election. Has He Already Won His Fifth Term?” The Washington Post (Monkey Cage blog), July 15, 2015.

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

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

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

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

Teaching

Empirical Political Analysis

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

POS3713 Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018


Intermediate Research Methods (graduate and undergraduate)

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

POS6747, POS6918, POS3931 Spring 2019, Fall 2018


Politics of Eastern Europe

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

INR4931 Fall 2018


Politics of Europe

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

EUS3000 Fall 2019


Introduction to Political Science Methods

INDEPENDENTLY, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015


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 Spring 2014, Fall 2013


Law and Politics

WITH DR.YVONNE WOLLENBERG, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

790:103 Spring 2018

Contact

You can contact me by email:

tkulakevich@usf.edu