Viktoriia Semenova is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Mannheim. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at St. Petersburg State University and Bard College, majoring in International Relations and Politics. During her Master studies, Viktoriia was a student assistant at the American Political Science Review and gained research experience by working for the Chairs of Political Economy and Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences. During her doctoral studies, she continued working at these chairs, teaching courses on statistical analysis for students in B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs.