Martin Naunov is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, focusing on Comparative Politics and Political Methodology. His research interests involve political behavior, social identities, and democratic backsliding. Prior to joining UNC, he has worked as a Data Analysis Consultant to the Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs and a research assistant at Johns Hopkins - SAIS. Martin is a graduate of Middlebury College (Vermont) and a proud alumni of Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong.