Anna Zhelnina

Assistant Professor
Interdisciplinary Social Science

I am a sociologist interested in cities and politics.

In August 2020, I defended my Ph.D. dissertation “Engaging Neighbors: Housing Strategies and Political Mobilization in Moscow's Renovation” at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In 2023, I joined Utrecht University as Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science.

My work has been featured in sociological journals such as Social Problems, Sociology, City and Community, and others. In 2022, I published a co-authored book “Gains and Losses: How Protestors Win and Lose” (Oxford University Press).

I also enjoy interviewing authors about their new books for the New Book Network podcast: check out these conversations in my NBN host profile.