Ekaterina Paustyan is a PhD candidate in political science. Her research focuses on territorial politics in Russia. In Fall 2017, she was a visiting lecturer at the Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg (Russia). In the 2018-2019 academic year, she was a visiting researcher at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener (Canada), the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition in Helsinki (Finland), and the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow (Russia).
Ekaterina is interested in set-theoretic methods and case study research. She was a teaching assistant for the ECPR Summer School 2018 course "Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets" and for the ECPR Winter School 2019 course "Advanced Topics in Set-Theoretic Methods and Qualitative Comparative Analysis." In June 2019, she attended the Institute for Qualitative and Multimethod Research (IQMR) in Syracuse (USA).
Her work appeared in Democratization, East European Politics, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, and Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe.