Natia Gamkrelidze

Natia Gamkrelidze

Former Fellow

Ph.D. Candidate, Linnaeus University

Natia is an International Relations specialist, a Ph.D. Candidate and Lecturer in Political Science at Linnaeus University, Sweden and Guest Researcher at Malmo University. Her dissertation focuses on the External and Internal images of political elites of Georgia from 1991 to 2020. 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 from 1991 to 2020. Natia has already conducted 101 elite interviews with several political elites from the U.S., NATO, E.U., Russia, and Georgia. As a part of her Ph.D. project, she published two articles; one tracks U.S. and NATO, and another E.U. political elite images of Georgia during three very eventful decades in the country's recent history. The third article, which is under review, focuses on the images of the Russian political elites of Georgia. Her work is currently focused on the self-images of Georgia. Natia holds two Masters' Degrees, one in European Politics and another in Political Science. Outside of academia, Natia was an executive director of monthly bilingual Diplomat and quarterly Parliament magazines. She also has previous working experience in private, governmental, non-governmental organizations. Natia was a visiting scholar at Columbia University in the City of New York and also a visiting Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, where she worked on her Ph.D. project under the supervision of Prof. Neil Macfarlane.

Selected publications

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.

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,