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Introducing Our 2023–24 Visitors

We’re delighted to welcome scholars from around the world to our campus community. Meet the individuals who will be joining the Davis Center this academic year.

The Davis Center is pleased to welcome new postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and fellows for the 2023–24 academic year. 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Visiting Scholars

  • Nikoloz Aleksidze, Professor, Free University of Tbilisi
  • Maris Andzans, Director of the Center for Geopolitical Studies, Riga
  • Nadia Boyadjieva, Professor of International Law and International Relations, Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Irina Busygina, Independent Researcher
  • Astrid Hedin, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, Malmo University
  • Beka Kobakhidze, Associate Professor, Ilia State University
  • Hua-yu Li, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Asian Studies Program, Oregon State University
  • Galina Miazhevich, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University and Senior Researcher at Tampere University
  • Rahat Sabyrbekov, Postdoctoral Fellow, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Academy
  • Yelena Severina, Independent Researcher
  • Thomas W. Simons, Jr., U.S. Foreign Service Officer (1963-1998); U.S. Ambassador to Poland (1990-1993) and Pakistan (1996-1998)
  • Ewa Sułek, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for East European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • Malkhaz Toria, Associate Professor and Head of the Memory Studies Center, Ilia State University
  • Ilya Vidrin, Associate Professor, Northeastern University
  • Andrei Yakovlev, Senior Researcher, HSE University (Moscow), Institute for Industrial and Market Studies


  • Ingrid Burke Friedman, JURIST Legal News & Research, Features Editor
  • Nino Berishvili, Independent Researcher
  • Natia Chankvetadze, Ph.D. Candidate, George Mason University
  • Wei Geng, Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University
  • Ivan Gunjic, Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law Zurich; Recognized Ph.D. Candidate, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies
  • Megi Kartsivadze, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oxford
  • Piotr Majda, Ph.D. Candidate, University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL SSEES)
  • Dana Masalimova, Harvard Kennedy School Policy Analysis and Communications Exercise Coach
  • Chia-Yun Po, Legal Scholar, Member of the Global Justice Program at Yale University
  • Khasan Redjaboev, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Malika Toqmadi, Ph.D Candidate, University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL SSEES)
  • Ekaterina Vorobeva, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bremen; EU Researcher