Ed Schatz

Ed Schatz

Professor & Associate Chair, Research

Edward Schatz is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is interested in identity politics, social transformations, social movements, anti-Americanism, and authoritarianism with a focus on the ex-USSR, particularly Central Asia. His publications include Slow Anti-Americanism (Stanford UP, 2021), Paradox of Power (co-edited with John Heathershaw, U. Pittsburgh Press, 2017), Political Ethnography (edited, U. Chicago Press, 2009), Modern Clan Politics (U. Washington Press, 2004), as well as articles in Comparative PoliticsSlavic ReviewInternational Political Science ReviewEthnic and Racial StudiesNationalism and Ethnic Politics, and other academic journals. Current projects include a collaborative effort (with Rachel Silvey) to understand the downstream effects of China’s Belt & Road Initiative, as well as a book about the rise of shamelessness in global politics.


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Ph.D., Wisconsin
M.A., Wisconsin
B.A., Yale


Post-Soviet Eurasia, society and the state, and comparative politics