Jacob Tucker is a PhD candidate studying Comparative Politics. His research interests are in the political psychology of autocracies with a regional focus on Russia and the Former Soviet Union. His general research agenda seeks to answer questions about how authoritarian leaders sustain public support. His dissertation explores the question of how autocratic citizens rationalize their support for an authoritarian regime with repressive events that the regime commits. Beyond these substantive concerns, he is also interested in survey methods, experimental design, and quantitative methods more generally. Before coming to Princeton, Jacob received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California.