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Dr. Aleksandra  Sznajder Lee
Dr. Aleksandra Sznajder Lee
Associate Professor of Political Science
Grants and Fellowships
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Title VIII Research Scholar Grant, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 2006-2007

American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in East European Studies, 2004-2005
National Science Foundation Fellow, 2000-2003

Transnational Capitalism in East Central Europe’s Heavy Industry (University of Michigan Press, 2016)


"Overcoming Post-communist Labour Weakness: Attritional and Enabling Effects of MNCs in Central and Eastern Europe.”  European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 113-129.

“After the Party, the After-Parties? The Effect of Communist Successor Parties on Economic Reform in Central and Eastern Europe,” Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 63, No. 9 (2011), pp. 1697-1718.

Reprinted as a chapter in Terry Cox (Ed.), Reflections on 1989 in Eastern Europe (pp. 169-190). London: Routledge.

“Between Apprehension and Support: Social Dialogue, Democracy, and Industrial Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe,” Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 45, No. 1 (2010), pp. 30-56.

“Von der Avantgarde zu den Verlierern der Transformation: Gewerkschaften im Prozess der Restrukturierung der Stahlindustrie in Mittel- und Osteuropa,” [“From Vanguard to Losers of Transformation: Unions and Restructuring of the Steel Industry in Central and Eastern Europe”] (with Vera Trappmann), Industrielle Beziehungen (German Journal of Industrial Relations), Vol. 17, No.2 (2010), pp. 170-191.

“The State-Led Transition to Liberal Capitalism: Neoclassical, Organizational, World Systems, and Social Structural Explanations of Poland’s Economic Success” (with Lawrence P. King), American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 112, No. 3 (2006), p. 751-801.


“Post-Socialism: Political Economy,” in James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd ed., Vol 18, Oxford: Elsevier, 2015, pp. 690–696.

“Effects of EU Accession on the Politics of Privatization – The Steel Sector in Comparative Perspective,” in Amelie Kutter and Vera Trappmann (eds.), Das Erbe des Beitritts. Mittel- und osteuropäische Gesellschaften nach dem Beitritt zur EU, [The Legacy of EU Accession - Central and Eastern European Societies after EU Accession], Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2006, pp. 209-231.


Book review of Grigore Pop-Eleches, From Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009; Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 42, No. 10 (2009), pp. 1363-1366.

Ph.D., Yale University
M.Phil., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
B.A., Goucher College
Contact Information
202L Weinstein Hall
(804) 289-8095
(804) 287-6833 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Comparative politics
Comparative political economy
European politics
Postcommunist transitions