Together with Ben Noble and Morvan Lallouet I have co-authored a book on Navalny’s politics and his movement for a broad, non-specialist readership. It has been published in with Hurst Publishers (UK) and with Oxford University Press (US). It is available online with OUP Scholarship.

The book is also available in several translations, including German (Hoffmann & Campe), French (Tallandier), Dutch (Xander), Romanian (Corint), Finnish (Bazar), Polish (Zysk), Hungarian (Alexandra), Japanese (NHK), and Portuguese (Kathartika).

“Navalny” has been shortlisted for the Pushkin House Book Prize 2022.

An updated second edition (paperback) has been published in September 2022 in English and in German.

Invited talks and discussions (selection)

‘Special Regime’: Navalny’s New Sentence. Podcast The week ahead in Russia of RFE/RL, hosted by Steve Gutterman, 7 August 2023

Die Macht der Strasse in autoritären Regimes: Belarus im Kontext. Osteuropa-Reihe 2021, Universitätsbibliothek Bern, 09 December 2021 (in German)

Protestkulturen in Russland. Talk held in the colloquium “Protestkultur in Osteuropa” of the Osteuropa Kolleg NRW, 23 June 2021 (in German).

Political Protest in the Russian Regions since 2011. Guest lecture held at the Higher School of Economic, St. Petersburg, 13 November 2020 (in Russian).

Defining the Russian Opposition: Alexey Navalny’s Presidential Campaign of 2017/18. Talk held at the Russian Studies Workshop of Indiana University Bloomington, 17 October 2019


The Life and Death of Alexey Navalny, The Dispatch, 19 February 2024

Erste Gedanken zum Tod und zum Leben Alexej Nawalnys. Russland-Analysen Nr. 446, February 2024

Wissenschaft im Krieg: Die Verantwortung der Regionalstudien und was daraus folgt. Russland-Analysen Nr. 438, July 2023

Party Politics in Russia: Two and a Half Scenarios. Russian Analytical Digest Nr 294, June 2023

Krieg, Protest und Regimestabilität. Russland-Analysen Nr. 421, 20 June 2022

Russische Oppositionelle: ‘Wie naiv wir damals waren’, NZZ am Sonntag, 18 June 2022

Belarus Votes – Or Not: Lukashenka’s Constitutional Reform from the Public’s Perspective, ZOiS Spotlight, 16 February 2022, with Fabian Burkhardt (German version here)

Belarus vor dem Referendum 2022: Verfassungsreform und Protestbereitschaft. Belarus-Analysen Nr. 58, 23 December 2021, with Fabian Burkhardt

Alexei Navalny was poisoned one year ago. His fate tells us a lot about Putin’s Russia. The Monkey Cage, with Ben Noble and Morvan Lallouet, 20 August 2021

Alexei Navalny: thousands defy state crackdown to support jailed Russian opposition leader. The Conversation, with Ben Noble and Morvan Lallouet, 22 April 2021

Generation Putin: Die russischen Wutbürger, NZZ am Sonntag, 06 February 2021

Der König und sein Plagegeist: Wie die Beziehung zwischen Putin und Nawalny eskalierte, NZZ am Sonntag, 27 December 2020

Aleksej Nawalnyj: Der Giftanschlag und die Regionalwahlen, Russland-Analysen Nr. 390.

Wie hält ein Mensch das nur aus? – Der ewige Kampf des Alexei Nawalny. NZZ am Sonntag, 30 August 2020

Wird Chabarowsk Putin gefährlich? dekoder.org, 2020

Aufstand und Stillstand. Internationale Politik, 26(2), 2020.

Controlled confusion, Constitutional and government change in Russia, Russian Analytical Digest No. 246, 2020. (German version here.)

Outsmarting electoral authoritarianism? Alexei Navalny’s ‘Smart Voting’ in Moscow and beyond, in: Russian Analytical Digest, 239, 5–8, 2019.

Wahlkampf im elektoralen Autoritarismus: Alexej Nawalnyjs Kampagne für die Präsidentschaftswahlen 2018. Russland-Analysen, 347, 9–12, 2018.

Protest in Russia – a dekoder special, published in German, English and Russian, 2019. Texts include:

“Der Bolotnaja-Prozess.” in: Groenewold / Ignor / Koch (eds): Lexikon der Politischen Strafprozesse, with Fabian Burkhardt, 2018.

When Life Gives You Lemons: Alexei Navalny’s Electoral Campaign. Russian Analytical Digest, 210, 6–9, 2017.

In the media (selection)