Eric Shiraev took his academic degrees at St. Petersburg University in Russia and completed a post-doctoral program at UCLA. He is an author, co-author, and co-editor of nineteen books and numerous publications in the fields of international relations, political psychology, Russian, cross-cultural, and comparative studies. He develops a distinct multi-disciplinary approach to government, social, and political behavior and emphasizes the role of identity and culture in politics and international relations. Besides his teaching and scholarly work, Eric Shiraev writes policy briefs and opinion essays for the government, NGOs, and the media.
One of his major publications is Cross-Cultural Psychology (6/e Routledge), which is translated in published in China, Indonesia, India, Czech Republic, and a few other countries.
Eric Shiraev is an author of International Relations published by Oxford University Press (3/e, co-authored by V. Zubok, London School of Economics).
He has authored the second edition of Russian Government and Politics (2/e London: Macmillan-Palgrave).
He also cooperates with Martijn Icks (University of Amsterdam), Jennifer Keohane (University of Baltimore), and Sergei Samoilenko (GMU) on an international project studying character assassination across the ages and countries. A research lab has been founded in 2018 (CARP). The first international seminar on this subject was held in Heidelberg, Germany. A scholarly monograph was published in 2014 by Palgrave. A Handbook on Character Assassination and Reputation Management is published in 2019. The first textbook on this subject is in the works will be published in 2020.
History of Psychology (2/e). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Personality Theories. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Character Assassination throughout the Ages (with Martijn Icks). New York: Palgrave
Counting Every Vote: The Most Contentious Elections in American History (with Robert Dudley). Dulles, VA: Potomac Books
The Soviet Union: Internal and External Perspectives on Soviet Society (with V. Shlapentokh and E. Carroll) New York: Palgrave