Hilary Appel is the Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. Her research examines the politics behind post-Communist economic reforms, fiscal governance, policies of retrospective justice, and issues of identity and politics in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia. Professor Appels publications include two authored books: Tax Politics in Eastern Europe: Globalization, Regional Integration and the Democratic Compromise (University of Michigan Press, 2011) and A New Capitalist Order: Privatization and Ideology in Russia and Eastern Europe (University of Pittsburg Press, 2004) and two edited volumes. She has also published scholarly articles on the politics of economic reform in World Politics, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Review of International Political Economy, Post-Soviet Affairs, East European Politics and Societies, and others. Professor Appel is a recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, the Social Science Research Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Institute for the Study of World Politics.