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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Thomas Barrett

Thomas Barrett
Doctoral Researcher, IMPRS-SPCE, University of Cologne
Phone: +49 221 2767-166


Research Interests

Judicial politics; political economy; oligarchy; informality

Selected Publications

Barrett, Tom. 2021. "The End of Freedom in Kyrgyzstan?" Lossi 36, published online April 28, 2021.  
Barrett, Tom. 2021. "Moldova's Never-Ending Political Crisis." Europe & Me, published online April 1, 2021.  
Barrett, Tom. 2021. "Ukraine Should Beware the Georgian Development Model." New Eastern Europe, published online March 19, 2021.  
Barrett, Tom. 2021. "In Defense of the 'Babushka' as a Political Actor." Commons Journal of Social Criticism, published online February 9, 2021.



Oct. 2021-present Doctoral Researcher, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2020-2021 Research Fellow, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Brusov State University, Armenia
2020 Erasmus+ semester, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
2019-2020 Erasmus+ semester, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
2018-2021 MA, Eastern European Studies at the Free University of Berlin
2015-2018 BA, History at St Hugh's College, University of Oxford


Awards and Honors (Selected)

2020-2021: "Metropolises in Eastern Europe" Scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes  
2018-2019: Graduate Scholarship, DAAD

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