Graduate Student in Political Science
Ph.D. Candidate (Comparative Politics, International Relations), Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA
M.A., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA
M.A., American Studies (with distinction), School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
M.A., International Relations, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA
B.A., Area Studies (with distinction), School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. In the past three years I have been conducting my fieldwork in Russia, Azerbaijan and Central Asia (since the Spring of 2020). My current research focuses on energy politics of Eurasian petrostates and I am planning to defend my dissertation by August of 2024. Previously, my works were published by Routledge and Cambridge University Press.
Read about my work in Penn Today.
Comparative Politics, Energy Politics, International Relations, Russia and Eurasia Studies (Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus), Nationalism and National Identity Formation, Qualitative Methodology.
- Mikhail Strokan, "A Window to India? The Trilateral Gas Union and Russia's Energy Pivot to Asia," Asian Affairs, September 11, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1080/03068374.2023.2254077.
- Mikhail Strokan, “Kazakhstan’s Druzhba Prospects: Central Asian Oil to Supply Europe?” The Diplomat, April 28, 2023, https://thediplomat.com/2023/04/kazakhstans-druzhba-prospects-central-as....
- Mikhail Strokan and Nodira Mukhammadkulova, “A Trilateral Gas Union: Risks and Benefits for Central Asia?” The Diplomat, January 20, 2023, https://thediplomat.com/2023/01/a-trilateral-gas-union-risks-and-benefit....
- Mikhail A. Strokan and Rudra Sil, “Russia’s Oil and Gas Industry: Soviet Inheritance and post-Soviet Evolution,” in Susanne A. Wengle, ed., Russian Politics Today (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009165921.014.
- Mikhail A. Strokan and Brian D. Taylor, “Intelligence,” in Andrei Tsygankov, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy (London: Routledge, 2018). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315536934.
- Mikhail Strokan, “Church-State Relations and Property Restitution in Modern Russia,” The Post-Soviet Post, CSIS, August 18, 2016, https://www.csis.org/blogs/post-soviet-post/church-state-relations-and-p....
TA or Head TA in:
- PSCI 217: Russian Politics (Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021)
- PSCI 150: Introduction to IR Theory (Fall 2018, Fall 2019)
- GLBS 2000: Globalization: Social, Economic, and Political Aspects (Spring 2023)
- PSCI 112: Socialism (Spring 2021)
- PSCI 144 / RUSS 134 / EEUR153: Communism: History, Politics, and Culture (Fall 2020, Fall 2021)