Dr Tamar Gamkrelidze is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair of the College of Europe in Natolin since February 2022.
Before joining the College of Europe in Natolin, between 2020-2022, she worked as a Projects Manager at MRDG of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. Between 2019-2022, Dr Gamkrelidze was an Invited Teacher in European Studies at Ilia State University, Georgia, where she obtained her doctoral degree in Political Science. In the period of 2017-2019, she was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Latvia in Riga and at the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin. Prior to that, Dr Gamkrelidze was a Research Fellow at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
Dr Gamkrelidze studied Social Sciences at University of Latvia in Riga and Political Science at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. She holds master’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
Dr Gamkrelidze is an alumna of Academic Swiss Caucasus Net, Erasmus Mundus EUROEAST, Latvian State Research Fellowship, DAAD, EUCACIS and Open Society Institute scholarship networks. Her research interests lie in the fields of identity politics, EU external affairs, EU integration, and discourse theory. She has published with Journal of State and Church, East European Politics, Security and Democracy, Demokratizatsiya, and Journal of Contemporary European Studies.
At the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, Dr Gamkrelidze continues her research and joins the Horizon 2020 -funded project: “Envisioning a New Governance Architecture for a Global Europe”, of which the Chair will lead a work package.
Among her most important publications are:
- Georgia's External Frontier on Russia Sedimented and Unmalleable: engagement politics and the impact of the three-tier warfare, Journal of Contemporary European Studies (2022)
- COVID-19 in Georgia: State Emergency as Political Non-Law and Its Impact on Pluralism, Democracy and Security (2021)
- The Project of Europe: a Robust Attempt to Redefine Georgian Identity, East European Politics, East European Politics (2019)
- Hegemony of the European Project in Georgia: From Foreign Policy Initiative to the Logic of State Building and Development, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 27/2 (2019): 163-185
- Agonism as a State Policy for Engagement of Church in the Project of Europe: the Case of Georgia, the Journal of Church and State: (2019) Oxford University Press
- The Changing Image of Russia in the European Project of Post-Soviet Georgia, L'Europe en Formation (2018)