Slava Petrova

The Development of Post-Reunification Right-Wing Extremism in Germany: Causes, Facts, Results

While at Duke, Slava majored in Political Science and minored in German. She worked with her advisors, Dr. Herbert Kitschelt and Dr. Peter McIsaac to examine the phenomenon of the rise in support for radical right-wing parties in the early 1990s in Germany.

Once she was in Berlin, Slava was able to send her detailed questionnaire to local politicians of various parties (left, center, and right wing) and use their answers to determine the attitudes and developments of some of the most radical parties. Her final research project was then used to create her Senior Thesis.