Editorial Board

Irina Alebastrova

Doctor of Sciences in Law, Associate Professor, Expert of the Center for Constitutional Studies. She is author and co-author of more than 60 scientific and educational works, including several textbooks on the constitutional law of foreign countries and a number of monographs. Research interests: constitutional law of Russia and foreign countries.

Oleksandr Yevsieiev

PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Judicial Systems and Criminal Law of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. From 2009 to 2016, he worked at the Department of Constitutional Law of the National Law Academy of Ukraine named after Yaroslav the Wise. From 2016 to 2018, he was a scientific consultant of the judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. Author of more than 20 monographs and more than 100 scientific articles. Research interests: constitutional justice, international criminal justice, human rights, judicial system, Anglo-Saxon law, comparative constitutional law, constitutionalism, constitutional justice, international courts and judges.

Sergey Zaikin

PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law of the O. E. Kutafin Moscow State Law University. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as  publishing editor of the journal Comparative Constitutional Review. He is author of a number of articles in various scientific journals and collections of scientific papers. Research interests: political parties, electoral law, restrictions on the rights and freedoms of citizens.

Igor Kravets

Doctor of Sciences in Law, Professor, Head of the Department of Theory and History of State and Law, Constitutional Law of the Institute of Philosophy and Law of Novosibirsk State University; Supervisor of the Master’s program in the field of “constitutional law, municipal law, constitutional litigation and state and municipal government”; visiting professor of constitutional law at the Chinese-Russian Institute of Heilongjiang University (China, Harbin). He is the author of more than 150 scientific and educational works. Among the most recently published books is the monograph “Principles of Russian constitutionalism and constitutionalization of the legal order” and the textbook “Constitutional justice. The theory of judicial constitutional law and the practice of constitutional litigation” (both 2017).

Olga Kryazhkova

PhD in Law, Associate Professor of the Department of Constitutional Law named after N. V. Vitruk of the Russian State University of Justice. She teaches constitutional justice and human rights. She is author and co-author of more than 50 scientific papers, educational and practical manuals, as well as developer of the concept and training program for lawyers and human rights defenders on appeals to the Constitutional Court of Russia. Research interests: constitutional justice, human rights.

Ben Noble

Doctor of Political Science (DPhil), Associate Professor at University College London (UCL), School of Slavic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES), where he teaches Russian politics; senior Researcher at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. He is winner of the 2017 Walter Bagehot Award by the Association for Policy Studies for the best dissertation in public administration. He was awarded the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award for a project to analyze the unconstitutional closure of legislatures around the world. His research interests cover the following topics: russian domestic politics, legislation and politics, authoritarianism.

William Partlett

Doctor of Law (JD), Doctor of Philosophy. Currently, he is an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include comparative law studies, institutional aspects of constitutional rule-making, and the legacy of the socialist legal system in the post-Soviet space and Asian countries.

Andrey RumyantsevDeputy Editor-in-Chief

Doctoral degree in Law (Dr. jur.). He is author of a number of publications. His research interests include the following areas: constitutional, media and copyright law, legal philosophy and sociology of law, law and economics, comparative legal studies, as well as interdisciplinary legal studies in general.

Daniel Smilov

Doctor of Political Science, Doctor of Law (SJD), Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science, Sofia University, Bulgaria; Visiting Professor of the Department of Legal Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Program Director of the Center for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Bulgaria. Current research interests: research on the relationship between constitutionalism, populism and modern democracy.

Alexandra TroitskayaDeputy Editor-in-Chief

Doctor of Sciences in Law, Professor at the Department of constitutional and municipal law at the Faculty of Law, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. The title of her doctoral dissertation is “Comparative method in the science of constitutional law and decisions of the constitutional control bodies”. Her research interests center on comparative methodology, comparative constitutionalism, human rights and freedoms, constitutional justice, constitutional amendments, decentralization of power.

Tatiana Khramova

PhD. in Law (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Master of Law and Economics (LLM, Rotterdam),  Independent Expert. In 2009 to 2015 she worked in the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Russia. From 2018 to 2021 she taught Russian constitutional law and special courses in comparative constitutional law at the Higher School of Economics (Moscow). She is author of numerous publications in Russian and foreign journals on comparative constitutional law, human rights, constitutional justice. Her professional interests encompass modern approaches to teaching legal disciplines in higher education.

Paul Chaisty

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Currently, he teaches Russian political science at St Antony’s College of University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Research interests: legislative power, partisanship and public associations in post-communist Russia, political views in Russia, nationalism in Russia and Ukraine, comparative analysis of presidential power institutions.

Aldar Chirninov

He is an associate professor at Ural State Law University named after V.F. Yakovlev where he teaches courses in constitutional law and constitutional litigation. He also holds a research position at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. Aldar earned his law degree with distinction in 2015 from Ural State Law University where he graduated first in his class. Three years later, he defended a doctoral dissertation entitled “Evidence-Based Judicial Review of Legislation in Russia and the United States: A Comparative Study”. Aldar spent the fall of 2017 as a Wisconsin Russia Project Visiting Graduate Student Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the fall of 2014 as a visiting scholar at Wayne State University Law School. Aldar’s research interests include comparative constitutional law, constitutional justice, evidence law and legal argumentation.