Dr Gergana Yankova-Dimova is a Junior Research Fellow at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge University. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics and German studies from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA. Her PhD dissertation, entitled Who Controls the Government Between Elections? Government Accountability for Media Accusations in Bulgaria, Germany and Russia, develops a new approach to the study of executive responsibility. It argues that the institutional design and political development determine to what extent the government is simultaneously sanctioned by the legislature, the judiciary, international bodies and public opinion. Dr Dimova is also interested in post-communist transitions, totalitarian regimes and media discourses. Her work is published in Demokratizatsiya and the Central European University Political Science Journal.