Megi is a Ph.D. Candidate in Area Studies at the University of Oxford. She has been involved in the research of Soviet past and legacy, starting with her Junior Project and her B.A. thesis, which was an ethnographic work carried out in Stalin’s birthplace, Gori, examining public attitudes toward his figure. As for her graduate studies, Megi has graduated with an M.A. in Russian Studies at the University College London, where her studies were fully covered by the Chevening Scholarship. Her M.A. dissertation was focused on the analysis of the Georgian history textbooks published during Stalin’s rule, investigating the origins of Georgian Stalinism. Megi's doctoral project at Oxford aims to expand the scope of her M.A. dissertation and decolonize Stalin's cult of personality through in-depth archival research. Her doctoral studies are fully sponsored by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership. Besides her educational background, Megi has experience in working at the Georgian non-governmental sector, media, government and academia. Currently, she is an Invited Lecturer at the Free University of Tbilisi and the Agricultural University of Georgia.
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oxford