Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science


Olga A. Avdeyeva

Title/s:  Associate Professor
Director, European Studies Program

Specialty Area: Comparative Politics

Office #:  Coffey Hall 330

Phone: 773.508.3484


CV Link: Avdeyeva 2020 CV


Professor Avdeyeva's research and teaching interests are in comparative social policy, women and politics, East European and post-communist politics, and the EU Enlargement. Her dissertation, Gender Equality and EU Enlargement: What Explains Government Compliance with EU Requirements?, explored legislative reform and enforcement of policies on gender equality in ten post-communist states that are new members of the EU. She has published articles in International Studies Quarterly and International Journal of Social Welfare and an essay in the edited volume Violence Against Women in Post-Communist Europe and Eurasia: Global Forces, Local Activism, and Domestic. She is currently working on several articles on the politics of gender equality policies in EU Enlargement countries.


PhD, Purdue University, 2006