Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Faculty Profile

Olga A. Avdeyeva

Title/s:  Associate Professor
Director, European Studies Program

Specialty Area: Comparative Politics

Office #:  Coffey Hall 330

Phone: 773.508.3484

Email: oavdeyeva@luc.edu

CV Link: Avdeyeva 2020 CV


Olga Avdeyeva is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. Her earlier research focuses on international influences and domestic policy and institutional change on gender and gender equality. Her book “Defending Women’s Rights in Europe: Gender Equality and EU Enlargement” investigates the factors of domestic compliance with EU gender equality requirements in eight Central European post-communist states. Currently, she investigates the transformation of gendered attitudes and gendered roles in diverse societies, focusing on the public support for female political leaders. Her articles appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Post-Soviet Affairs, and Politics and Gender.  


PhD, Purdue University, 2006