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Raushan Zhandayeva

An image of Raushan Zhandayeva. Zhandayeva political science PhD Candidate George Washington University.

Raushan Zhandayeva is a Political Science PhD student at the George Washington University interested in how people and stories travel across borders. Her core area of expertise lies in Eurasian politics, with a specific focus on Central Asia. Her dissertation looks at the strategic narratives produced and promoted by states during international crises and the impact of emotions on public reception of such narratives. She is particularly interested in the impact of Russian strategic narratives within the Eurasian context. Her methodological toolbox includes statistical analysis, causal inference, experiments, and machine learning, including text analysis. Before joining George Washington University, she earned her B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Nazarbayev University and a Master’s in Global Affairs from the University of Notre Dame.

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