Nino Gozalishvili

Nino Gozalishvili


Nino Gozalishvili –Academic Head of Nationalism, Security & Policy Research Hub at the University of Georgia.


Nino is PhD Candidate at the Central European University in Vienna. She is particularly interested in the matters related to the post-Socialist political transformations and contemporary history of nationalism and national-populism in the region. She has served as a co-instructor at Central European University and as an invited lecturer at various Georgian universities guiding students in courses related to nationalism and populism studies as well as research methodologies and disinformation analysis.  Nino’s publications deal with the Soviet history of Georgia, the issues of right-wing populism, democratization and disinformation, as well as the trends in soft power policies deployed towards Georgia. Nino has worked with various Georgian and European institutions in the short- and long-term positions of research affiliate or fellow, including at the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy, Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) among others.


Nino is currently finalizing her PhD thesis titled “Nationalist Transnationalism: Decoding the National-Populist Discourses in Post-Communist Georgia,” which reflects her deep-seated interest in the intersection of nationalism, populism, and transnational dynamics. Nino holds an MA degree in Nationalism Studies from CEU and BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University (TSU).  Throughout her career, Nino has engaged in learning affiliations and research collaborations with institutions such as the University of Edinburgh, University of Zurich, University of Warsaw, and European-University Viadrina.

Recognized for her scholarly contributions, Nino has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the Forbes 30 Under 30 Georgia in the Science category and the Visegrád Foundation Scientific scholarship.