Virginie LASNIER

Université de Montréal

Virginie Lasnier

Virginie Lasnier (PhD, McGill) studies social movements, political opposition, civil society, and pro-regime movements in the post-Soviet region. Her recently defended thesis examines demobilization processes after mass movements in Russia and Ukraine. Her work has been published in Europe-Asia Studies and in Problems of Post-Communism, and she has been awarded a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at Université de Montréal (2017-2019). She previously served as Coordinator of the European Union Centre of Excellence at McGill University and Université de Montréal, and is now the Executive Director of its successor, the Jean Monnet Centre Montréal.

Email: v.lasnier [at]

Recent publications

Virginie Lasnier, “Russia’s Opposition Movement Five Years after Bolotnaia: The Electoral Trap?Problems of Post-Communism. [Available in early view 29 September, 2018].

Virginie Lasnier, “Demobilization and its Consequences: After the Russian Movement Za chestnye vybory,” Europe-Asia Studies 69:5 (2017): 771-793.