The deep polarization in Georgia is not only political or economic but also largely symbolic and identitarian. Continue Reading
Nino Gozalishvili is a PhD candidate at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna pursuing a joint doctoral program in nationalism studies and comparative history. Her research areas include post-Socialist political transformations, contemporary history of national populism and the processes of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe. She serves as a teaching assistant at CEU, an invited lecturer at the University of Georgia and Ilia State University, and is a visiting research fellow at Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES), University of Zurich. Nino has been conducting short and long-term research at think tanks and NGOs such as the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information in Tbilisi, Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy in Budapest, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Freedom House and Georgian Institute of Politics.