Jody LaPorte is the Gonticas Fellow in Politics and International Relations at Lincoln College. She previously was a Departmental Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. Her research investigates the dynamics of politics and policymaking in non-democratic regimes, with a regional focus on post-Soviet Eurasia. She graduated from Yale University (BA in Russian and East European Studies) and the University of California, Berkeley (MA, PhD in Political Science). Prior to joining the School, she taught as a Departmental Lecturer in Comparative Government in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford.