Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Martin Dimitrov

Associate Professor - Political Science

Contact Info

Department Affiliation
Political Science

  • B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Government and French, 1998
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Political Science, 2004
Academic Experience
  • Director of Asian Studies Program, Tulane University, 2014-2016
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2011-
  • Assistant Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, 2004-2011

Research & Teaching Specializations: Chinese politics, Post-Soviet Politics, Authoritarian Politics, Post-Communist Regimes, Cuba, Asia

Related Experience
  • Associate Editor for Asia, Problems of Post-Communism, 2014-2016
  • Visiting Fellow, Aleksanteri Institute (Helsinki, Finland), summers 2013 & 2014
  • Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, 2011-2014
  • Fellow, Public Intellectuals Program, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 2011-2013
  • An Wang Post-Doctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, 2005-2006
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, 2004
  • Visiting Fellowship, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, 2016-2017
  • Monroe Fellowship, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, for research in Cuba, 2014
  • Hoover Institution Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes, Invited Participant, July 21-August 1, 2014
  • Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Visiting Fellowship, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Berlin Prize and Axel Springer Fellowship, American Academy in Berlin, 2012
  • Distinguished Guest Fellow, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, 2011
  • Public Intellectuals Program Fellow, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 2011-2013
  • Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010-2011
  • W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National * Fellowship, Hoover Institution, 2010-2011 (declined)
  • Fellowship, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, 2003
  • International Predissertation Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2001-2002
  • Bulgarian
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Japanese
Overseas Experience
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Russia
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • Cuba
Selected Publications
  • 2019. “The Functions of Letters to the Editor in Reform-Era Cuba,” Latin American Research Review, 54:1, 1 – 15.
  • 2018. “Socialist Social Contracts and Accountability.” Paths for Cuba: Reforming Communism in Comparative Prospective, edited by Morgenstern, Scott, Jorge Perez-Lopez, and Jerome Branche. . Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press. 135 ‘€” 156.
  • 2017. “The Socialist Social Contract Revisited: Evidence from Communist and State Capitalist Economies,” with Linda Cook. Europe-Asia Studies 69, no. 1, 8 – 26.
  • 2016. “Structural Preconditions for the Rise of the Rule of Law in China,” Journal of Chinese Governance 1:3, 470-487.
  • 2015. “Internal Government Assessments of the Quality of Governance in China,” Studies in Comparative International Development 50:1, 50-72.
  • 2014. “Internal Government Assessments of the Quality of Governance in China,” Studies in Comparative International Development
  • 2014. “What the Party Wanted to Know: Citizen Complaints as a ‘Barometer of Public Opinion’ in Communist Bulgaria.” East European Politics and Societies.
  • 2014. “Tracking Public Opinion under Authoritarianism: The Case of the Soviet Union under Brezhnev.” Russian History.
  • 2013. Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe. New York: Cambridge University Press. [Currently being translated into Portuguese, Greek, and Turkish.]
  • 2012. “The Persistence of Authoritarianism.” The Berlin Journal 23: 25-28.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: POLC 691: Authoritarianism, POLC 6920: Democracy and Democratization, POLC 6010: Approaches to Global Dilemmas

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in Past 5 Years: 4

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