Edward Schatz

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  • Comparative Politics
  • Methods
  • Development Studies


  • MESc, Yale University
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Edward Schatz

Associate Professor
Chair, University of Toronto at Mississauga


Research interests: social mobilization, identity politics, qualitative methods, former USSR, Central Asia. Publications include Paradox of Power: The Logics of State Weakness in Eurasia (U. Pittsburgh Press, co-edited with John Heathershaw), Political Ethnography (U. Chicago Press, edited), and Modern Clan Politics (U. Washington Press), as well as articles in Comparative Politics, Slavic Review, International Political Science Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, and other journals. Current projects include a book on the United States as a symbol and actor in Central Asia and a study of authoritarianism in Central Asia.

Research Interests

  • Social Mobilization
  • Identity Politics
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Former USSR
  • Central Asia

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