Assistant Professor of Political Science and faculty adviser of the Model UN team. Primary teaching responsibilities center on research methodology and international politics. Currently, Dr. Brigevich teaches courses on Behavioral Research Methods, Sub-Saharan African Politics, Scope, Method, and Writing, and American Government. She is also a member of the North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Studies (NCCIIE) steering committee.
Dr. Brigevich joined the NCCU faculty in the fall of 2013. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. She has previously taught Comparative Politics at UNC and at Elon University. Originally born and raised in the Soviet Union, Dr. Brigevich's life experiences inform her research on democratic and authoritarian regimes and post-Soviet politics.
Dr. Brigevich has a fairly diverse research agenda. On the one hand, she works on public opinion and party politics in the European Union, with a particular focus on how social identity (regional, national, European) condition support for European integration. On the other hand, she also conducts research on democratization post-1989 in Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.