Hilary Appel, Ph.D.
Director of the Keck Center for International & Strategic Studies, Podlich Family Professor of Government, and George R. Roberts Fellow
B.A., Williams College; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise
Political Economy, Post-communist transitions, Russian Politics, West and East European Politics
Hilary Appel is the Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Appel has published numerous books and articles on the politics of economic reform in Russia and Eastern Europe in leading scholarly journals like World Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Review of International Political Economy, Post-Soviet Affairs, East European Politics and Societies, and others.
Her recent book, co-authored with Mitchell A. Orenstein, is entitled From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Post-Communist Countries (Cambridge University Press, 2018). She has been awarded national fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Fulbright Foundation, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and the Institute for the Study of World Politics.