Tamta Gelashvili

Doctoral Research Fellow - Institutt for Statsvitenskap
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Visiting address Gullhaug torg 1 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

Nationalism, far right, social movements, extra-parliamentary mobilization, framing, social networks, protest

Methods: Qualitative and mixed methods, interviews, frame analysis, protest event analysis, network analysis, content analysis, critical discourse analysis

Courses taught

  • STV2370 – Chaos politics? Theory Meets Reality in Comparative Politics (seminar leader)
  • PECOS4081 – Design Seminar (seminar leader)
  • STV4510  – Terrorism and Political Violence in Western Democracies (teaching assistant)
  • STV2220 – International Political Economy (seminar leader)

  • OADM2100 – Managing and leading public organizations (seminar leader)

  • STV1300 – Introduction to Comparative Politics (teaching assistant) 

  • STV4326 – Threats to Modern Democracy (teaching assistant)

  • STV4208B – International Negotiations (teaching assistant)


Tamta Gelashvili is a PhD candidate at the University of Oslo, affiliated with the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) and a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). She holds a MPhil degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Oslo, a MSc degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations and Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria. She has previously worked at the Embassy of Georgia to the Kingdom of Norway, Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center, Georgian-American University, University of Georgia and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include post-Soviet politics, nationalism, far right, and social movements.


  • Free University of Tbilisi: First Prize - Certified Public Policy Analyst Program
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia: Full Scholarship Award
  • Open Society Institute: Full Scholarship Award 


Tags: Nationalism, Extremism, far right, Social Movements, protest, Framing, mobilization, social networks


• Gelashvili, T. (2021). Transformation of the Far Right: What can protest event analysis tell us?. The Sociological Reviewhttps://doi.org/10.51428/tsr.wsvu8314

• Gelashvili, T. (2021). The Georgian far right and the post-election crisis. Caucasus Analytical Digest, 123. 

• Gelashvili, T. (2021). Blame it on Russia? The danger of geopolitical takes on Georgia’s far right. Eurasianet

• Cenusa, D., T. Gelashvili, A. Medvedeva (2021). Right-wing populism in Associated countries: A Challenge for Democracy. Policy Paper, Georgian Institute of Politics.

• Blakkisrud, H., T. Gelashvili, N. Kemoklidze (2021). Trade and trust: the role of trade in de facto state conflict transformation. Policy Brief, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

• Gelashvili, T. (2021). “The Georgian far right failed its electoral debut. But its season may not be over” Right Now! C-REX – Center for Research on Extremism.

• Blakkisrud, H., T. Gelashvili, N. Kemoklidze (2020). Navigating de facto statehood: trade, trust, and agency in Abkhazia’s external economic relations. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 25:1

• Gelashvili, T. (2020). The Far Right Honeytrap: Georgian Media and the Mediagenic Far Right. Policy Paper, Georgian Institute of Politics.

• Gelashvili, T. (2020). Review of The Far Right Today by Cas Mudde. e-Extreme: Newsletter of the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy, 21(1).

• Gelashvili, T. (2019). “Georgia’s Emerging Far Right.” Right Now!. C-REX - Center for Research on Extremism.

• Gelashvili, T. (2019). The “Right” Side of Facebook: Online Mobilization of the Georgian Extreme Right. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) Conference, Malmő, Sweden.

• Gelashvili, T. (2019). “Georgian Pride World Wide:” Extreme Right Mobilization in Georgia, 2014-2018. University of Oslo. Master Thesis.

• Gelashvili, T. (2019). Political Opportunities for the Extreme Right in Georgia. Policy Brief, 20. Georgian Institute of Politics.

• Fajth, V., M. Siegel, V.Bruni, T.Gelashvili. (2018). Monitoring Migration within the EU with Existing Data: Mapping Paper, REMINDER.

• Gelashvili, T. (2016). Integration, Stereotyping and Security: The Case of Molenbeek. Paper presented at the International Conference "Recent Migratory Processes and Europe: Challenges and Opportunities," Tbilisi, Georgia.

• Gelashvili, T. (2016). From Direct Financing to Secularization: Rethinking State Policy towards Religious Institutions in Georgia. Free University of Tbilisi/University of North Texas.

• Gelashvili, T. (2015). Occupy Rustaveli: Overreliance on Space and the “Protest Fatigue" during the 2009 Cell Protests in Tbilisi. Politikon, IAPSS Political Science Journal, 26.

• Gelashvili, T. (2014). Neo-Orientalist Framing of the 2011 and 2013 Egyptian Uprisings: A Case Study of The New York Times and The Washington Post. MSc Thesis, University of Amsterdam

  • Blakkisrud, Helge; Gelashvili, Tamta; Kemoklidze, Nino & Kolstø, Pål (2020). Navigating de facto statehood: trade, trust, and agency in Abkhazia’s external economic relations. Eurasian geography and economics. ISSN 1538-7216. doi: 10.1080/15387216.2020.1861957. Full text in Research Archive

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