Book Project The Power of Ethnic Groups – 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. The fuzzy set truth table for the book may be found here.
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."