Egor Lazarev is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Yale. His research interests lie in political ethnography of state-building and conflict with an emphasis on gender, ethnicity, and religion. His primary regional focus is the North Caucasus. His book project “State-Building as Lawfare” explores how social and political consequences of armed conflict transformed legal pluralism - the coexistence of Russian state law, Sharia, and customary law in Chechnya. Egor’s research has been published in World Politics, World Development, and Political Science Research & Methods. Prior to joining Yale, he was an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and a Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Egor was also a fellow at the Order, Conflict, and Violence Program at Yale in 2016/2017.