Natia Gamkrelidze


PhD Candidate, Linnaeus University


Natia is an International Relations specialist and a Ph.D. Candidate and Lecturer in Political Science at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Her dissertation focuses on the impact of External and Internal images of political elites on Georgia's security. On the one hand, it features the external images framed by the U.S., NATO, E.U., and Russia, vis-à-vis the internal images framed by Georgian political elites on Georgia's security from 1991-present. Natia has already conducted 65 elite interviews with several political elites from the U.S., NATO, and Georgia, and her work is currently focused on the impact of the European Union and Russian images on Georgia's security. Natia holds two Masters Degrees, one in European Politics and another in Welfare Policies and Management. Outside of academia, Natia was an executive director of monthly bilingual Diplomat and quarterly Parliament magazines. She also has previous working experience in the private, governmental, non-governmental organizations. Before her arrival at the Davis Center, Natia was a visiting scholar at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Geopolitics; Great Powers; EU Affairs; Russian Politics; Security; Foreign Policies of Small States; Social Constructivism
Current Project
External and Internal Elite Images in Small State Security: The Case of Georgia, 1991-2020
Foreign Language


, Welfare Policies and Management
, Lund University