Book Project National War and Peace in Post-Soviet Eurasia – answers why some Soviet successor states experienced secessionist civil war after the collapse of the Soviet Union. I use structured comparison to detail social-political histories of Russia, Moldova, and Ukraine and fuzzy sets to assess twenty-four explanations of secessionist violence across the full range of former Soviet cases. I demonstrate that in the chaos of state collapse the coherence level of ethnic groups structure the opportunities for political action and likelihood of secessionist civil war.
Book Chapters: Feinstein, S. and Pirro, E. B. (2019). “Realpolitik: U.S.-Russian Relations and the Emerging Political Order” U.S. Foreign Policy Under Trump. Eds. Richard Mansbach and Jim McCormick. Rutledge.
D’Errico, N. and Feinstein, S. 2011. “Kenyan Immigrants.” Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans. Edited by Ronald H. Bayor. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. Named a "Best Reference" by the American Library Association's magazine Booklist.
Review Essays: Feinstein, S. 2019. “Book Review: When Informal Institutions Change Institutional Reforms and Informal Practices in the Former Soviet Union by Huseyn Aliyev (2017) University of Michigan Press.” Perspectives on Politics.
Feinstein, S. 2014. "Book Review: Russian Politics: The Paradox of a Weak State by Marie Mendras (2012) Columbia University Press." The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review. 41(1) 85-89
Under Review Feinstein, S. "Secessionist War after the Collapse of the Soviet Union: A Study of Ethnic Group Coherence"
Feinstein, S., C. Poleacovschi, K. Smith, A. True-Funk, T. Sarker, F. Douglass, "Normalized Racism and Sexism in Engineering Education: Where is it happening and by whom?" Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Smith, K., R. Motshubi, C. Poleacovschi, S. Feinstein, and G. Jones-Johnson. “Prejudice in Engineering Education: An Examination of Engineering Undergraduates’ of Color Experiences with Microaggressions Targeting Race and Gender” (R & R, Journal of Engineering Education)
Smith, K., Feinstein, S., Jones-Johnson, G., Poleacovschi, C., Luster-Teasley, S. "Microaggressions Experienced by Women: The Intersectionality of Microaggressions Experienced by Women in an Engineering Context."
Works in Progress “The Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes: Economic Growth Models.”
"The Violent Thaw of Frozen Conflicts: Why Separatist Movements in Soviet Successor States Return to Violent Conflict."