Tamta Gelashvili

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Political Science
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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

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

Courses taught

  • STV2370 – Chaos politics? Theory Meets Reality in Comparative Politics 
  • PECOS4081 – Design Seminar 
  • STV4510  – Terrorism and Political Violence in Western Democracies (digital assistant) 


Tamta Gelashvili is a PhD candidate at the University of Oslo and a Junior 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.


  • Free University of Tbilisi: First Prize - Certified Public Policy Analyst Program
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia: Full Scholarship Award
  • American University in Bulgaria: First Prize in the University Council Essay Competition; Outstanding Achievement in Spanish; Dean’s List; President’s List
  • Open Society Institute: Full Scholarship Award 



Tags: Social movements, nationalism, far right, qualitative methods, mixed methods, mobilization


  • 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. Show summary
Published Aug. 5, 2020 12:54 PM - Last modified Apr. 30, 2021 10:13 AM