Ph.D. and Lecturer in Political Science. Outside of academia, I was an executive director of monthly bilingual Diplomat and quarterly Parliament magazines. I also have previous working experience in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
At the graduate and undergraduate levels, I have taught the following courses:
Foreign Policy Analysis
European Union Politics
Democratization in the World
The Law of Sustainable Development
European Political Entrepreneurship
International Power, Security, and Democracy
My research focuses on the perceptions of political elites, foreign policy, and decision-making. in February 2023, I defended my Ph.D. thesis entitled "Reimagining Georgia: Images of Georgia Held by Political Elites in the West, Russia, and Georgia from 1991 to 2020." During this project, I conducted 102 interviews with political elites from the U.S., NATO, EU, Russia, and Georgia.
As a Ph.D. candidate, I was a fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, a visiting scholar at Columbia University in the City of New York, and a visiting Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Currently, I am also a guest researcher at the Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCCAR) at Malmo University.