Nino Gozalishvili is a PhD candidate at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna pursuing Nationalism Studies and Comparative History joint doctoral program. Her research areas include post-Socialist political transformations and the processes of Europeanization and democratization in Central and Eastern Europe; contemporary history of nationalism and national-populism in CEE with sub-regional focus on South-Caucasus. She now serves as a teaching assistant at CEU, invited lecturer at the University of Georgia and Ilia State University, and is an visiting research fellow at Center for Eastern European Studies(CEES), University of Zurich. Nino holds an MA degree in Nationalism Studies from CEU and BA in International Relations from Tbilisi State University (TSU). Her undercurrent research project deals with the diffusion and internationalization of right-wing populist discourses in Europe and evolvement of national-populism in post-Communist Georgia. Nino was also a visiting student at the University of Warsaw and at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).
During the recent years, Nino has conducted short- and long-term research with local and international 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.
Specialist Research Areas
National-populism; Discourse analysis; Democratization; Post-communist space; Georgia; Contemporary history; Right-wing nationalism