Portrait of Natia Gamkrelidze

Natia Gamkrelidze

Guest Speaker

PhD, Lecturer in Political Science, Linnaeus University
Researcher, Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research, Malmo University

Areas of Expertise


Dr. Gamkrelidze's research interests lie at the intersection of international security, political psychology, and foreign-policy decision-making, with a specific focus on the role of perceptions and images of political elites in foreign policy decision-making. Her Ph.D. project, titled "Reimagining Georgia: Images of Georgia Held by Political Elites in the West, Russia, and Georgia from 1991 to 2020", involved conducting 102 interviews with political elites from the U.S., NATO, EU, Russia, and Georgia. While working on her Ph.D. project, she was a fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City, and a visiting Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Currently, Dr. Gamkrelidze is a lecturer in Political Science at Linnaeus University, as well as a researcher at the Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCCAR) at Malmö University.