Evgeniya was in Russia and moved to the United States only when she turned twenty. Despite being in the USA for only three and a half years, she has managed to complete both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. She has worked for the local government in Russia, an international organization in Switzerland, and several think-tanks in the United States. Her main interests lie in political, social and economic issues in the Russia/Eurasia region. Her research is mainly focused on nationalism, inter-ethnic conflicts, xenophobia and extremism in the post-Soviet countries.