This profile was current as of 2018, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Graeme Gill (PhD, University of London), a fall 2018 Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow, is a political scientist who specializes in Soviet and Russian politics.

His previous work has focused on the various aspects of the development of the Soviet system from 1917 until its collapse in 1991 and on the political development of post-Soviet Russia. Gill has also published books on democratization, the role of the social class in a state’s political trajectory, and the nature and development of the modern state.

While at Kellogg, Gill will be working on a project entitled Bridling Autocrats: Limiting Executive Power in Authoritarian Polities. The project draws on comparative analyses of the USSR, China, and Latin America to understand the way that political elites organize themselves and their interactions. The project seeks to discover what norms, rules, and understandings underpin elite relations and whether these are common across regime types.

Gill is Professor Emeritus of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in his home country of Australia.

Thematic Interests

Soviet and Russian politics; democratization; the role of social class in a state's political trajectory; nature and development of the modern state

Current Research

Bridling Autocrats: Limiting Executive Power in Authoritarian Polities