Dr. Tatsiana Kulakevich Joins SIGS

Dr. Tatsiana Kulakevich

August 2018

Dr. Tatsiana Kulakevich joined the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida in Fall 2018 as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University, NJ in July 2018.

Dr. Kulakevich’s research focuses on international political economy, migration, and ethnic politics. Her book project examines the effect of migrants on foreign direct investment (FDI) to the countries with weak rule of law. She employs both qualitative and quantitative methods and uses both original and existing data on FDI flows and diaspora engagement policies to evaluate the effect of migrants on FDI.

By being an immigrant herself coming from Belarus and after living for years abroad, Dr. Kulakevich believes that with development of technology migrants’ connection with their home countries has been getting stronger increasing their value in facilitating investment in their home countries that lack strong rule of law, who would otherwise have a hard time attracting FDI.

Dr. Kulakevich’s work has appeared in the East European Politics, Societies, and Cultures and Journal of Belarusian Studies. Dr. Kulakevich has also contributed articles to Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, Belarus Digest, and other media.

Dr. Kulakevich is delighted to be a part of the USF community and to contribute to increased student interest and greater success.