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Malika Talgatova

Dissertation Fellow
UC San Diego

Malika Talgatova is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at UC San Diego. She also holds an MA degree in political science and international relations from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan (2019). Malika’s research interests lie between human rights and political violence, with focus on authoritarian regimes, repression in autocracies, and media control. Her dissertation research investigates causes and consequences of political repression of independent media. In her research, she combines formal theory with data science techniques and causal inference methods to understand the interaction between independent media and repressive governments.

Proposal Title: Targeted Repression of the Media in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia

Expertise & Interests

  • Human rights
  • Political violence
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Repression in autocracies
  • Media control