Tatsiana Kulakevich
Tatsiana Kulakevich
Graduate Student
HCK 402
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Comparative politics, International Relations, Research Methods, International Political Economy, Eastern Europe, Migration



Ph.D. candidate Political Science, Rutgers University

M.A. International Relations, New York University

B.A. History, Rider University


Peer-Reviewed Articles

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.).

Kulakevich, T. and Charnysh, V. 2017. “Political Parties in Belarus.” In Organizational Structures of Political Parties in Central and Eastern European Countries. Jagiellonian University and Pedagogical University in Krakow, 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 Vital Ermashkevish, Trans.). In Belarusian Book in Context of the World Book Culture. Minsk: Medial, 123-134.


Analyses in Media

"Why would authoritarian Belarus liberalize cryptocurrencies?" Washingtonpost.com, 25 January, 2018.

“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.


Conference Paper Presentations

"Migrant Networks, Rule of Law, and FDI: Reconsidering the Influence of Immigration on Financial Flows,” Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2018 

“Making Connections Work”, 10th United Students of Belarus Rally, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 2017

“Sanctions and Beyond: On the Role of Migrants for the US Foreign Policy Towards Belarus”, 20th Annual ASN World Convention, New York, NY, April 2015

“Migrant Networks, Regime Type, and Global Investment: Reconsidering the influence of Immigration on Financial Flows”, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2015

“Exploring the NEGATIVE: Migrant Networks' Role for Global Investment”, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, May 2014

"The Boomerang Effect: Developing the Ground for Change in Belarus”, Association for Slavic, Eastern European & Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, Boston, MA, November 2013

 "Approaching 20 years of Lukashenka: History, Politics, and Memory in Belarus”, 18th Annual ASN World Convention, New York, NY, April 2013.

 “Belarus as Borderland: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings”, Association for Slavic, Eastern European & Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, November 2012

“Sound of Silence. Art During Dictatorship”, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY, January 2012


Introduction to Political Science Methods (Independently: spring 2018,  fall 2017, spring 2017, fall 2016, spring 2016, fall 2015)

Introduction to International Relations (Teaching Assistant: fall 2017, spring 2016)

Introduction to Comparative Politics (Teaching Assistant: fall 2013, spring 2014)

Nature of Politics (Teaching Assistant: spring 2017)

Law and Politics (Teaching Assistant: spring 2018)