Beka Kobakhidze received his Ph.D. from Ivane Javakhishvili State University in Tblisli, Georgia, in 2015. He is a co-chair of the Master’s Program in Modern History of Georgia and associate professor at Ilia State University.
Kobakhidze has also lectured at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, the University of Georgia, and the Caucasus University. In 2018-2019, he was a visiting fellow of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oxford. His research interests lie in the foreign policy of the Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918-1921) and the historical intersection between Russia and the Western "great powers" in the Caucasus.