Laura A. Henry

Associate Professor of Government

Laura Henry teaches courses on contemporary Russian politics, Eastern Europe, the European Union, environmental politics, and social movements and civil society. Her research investigates Russia’s post-Soviet transformation and state-society relations across the former Soviet Union, in addition to in environmental politics. Her current research investigates BRICS states' participation in global governance on issues ranging from climate to HIV/AIDS. 

Henry is the author of Red to Green: Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia(Cornell University Press, 2010) and the co-editor of Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment (M.E. Sharpe, 2006).  Her work has appeared in Post-Soviet Affairs, Europe-Asia Studies, Environmental Politics, and Global Environmental Politics, among other journals. She has been a Watson Foundation fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.  Her research has received support from the National Security Education Program, the Social Science Research Council, and the International Research and Exchange Board.  

Curriculum Vitae

Laura A. Henry

Education

  • B.A. Political Science/History. Magna cum laude, Wellesley College; Wellesley, MA
  • M.A. Political Science, University of California; Berkeley, CA
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of California; Berkeley, CA