Dr. Natia Gamkrelidze, a guest researcher at RUCARR at Malmo University, successfully defended her thesis in Political Science at Linnaeus University in 2023. Her Ph.D. project was co-supervised by Bo Petersson, Co-Director of RUCARR. She has previously been a fellow in residence 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.
Her research interests lie in Political Psychology, Foreign-Policy Decision Making, and International Security, with a regional focus on Eastern Europe, Black Sea Region, Caucasus Region, and Russia.
Gamkrelidze, N. (2021). From failing state to strategic partner: analyzing US and NATO political elite images of Georgia and policy implications from 1991 to 2020. Post-Soviet Affairs, 37(6), 578–599. https://doi.org/10.1080/1060586X.2021.1984106
Gamkrelidze, N. (2021). From a willing partner to close political and economic partner: analysing EU political elites’ images of Georgia from 1991 to 2020, European Security, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09662839.2021.1987892
Article in journal (Refereed)
Gamkrelidze, N. (2022). From a willing partner to close political and economic partner : analysing EU political elites’ images of Georgia from 1991 to 2020. European Security. 31 (2). 200-221.
Gamkrelidze, N. (2021). From failing state to strategic partner : analyzing US and NATO political elite images of Georgia and policy implications from 1991 to 2020. Post-Soviet Affairs. 37 (6). 578-599.
Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Gamkrelidze, N. (2023). Reimagining Georgia : Images of Georgia Held by the Collective West, Russian, and Georgian Political Elites from 1991 to 2020. Doctoral Thesis. Växjö, Linnaeus University Press. 88.
Ø Op-ed: Gamkrelidze, N. & Japaridze, T. How can Putin save face in Russia? Middle East Institute, May 2022, https://www.mei.edu/publications/how-can-putin-save-face-russia
Ø Gamkrelidze, N. & Japaridze, T. The limits of the Georgia prism in Ukraine, Middle East Institute, March 2022. https://www.mei.edu/publications/limits-georgia-prism-ukraine