Andrea Kendall-Taylor works at the National Intelligence Council, where she is a deputy national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia. During her time in the U.S. government, she has focused her research and analysis on the political dynamics of authoritarian regimes, political stability, and democratization, with a particular focus on Russia and Eurasia. Dr. Kendall-Taylor is also an adjunct professor in political science at Georgetown University where she teaches courses on the rise of autocracies and democratic erosion. Her work has been published in numerous political science journals, including the Journal of Peace Research, Democratization, and Journal of Democracy, as well as a number of policy outlets such as Foreign Affairs, the Washington Quarterly, and Foreign Policy. Dr. Kendall-Taylor received her B.A. in politics from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was also a Fulbright scholar in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, where she conducted her dissertation research.