I’m an associate professor of Sociology at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and a guest lecturer at the Tbilisi State University, where I completed my PhD in 2018. I earned my masters degree in Social Policy Analysis from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and have been a research fellow at King’s College London (UK) while working on my doctoral thesis.
My research interests are related to labour market & skills analysis, social policy and welfare in transition economies. Most recently I have been interested in studying new forms of labour: digitalisation of labour, flexible work and dualisation of the labour markets.
Currently I teach courses on European Employment Policy, Social Policy & Welfare models in the EU, and Sociology of Economics & Labour at different Georgian Universities. Apart from academic life I work as an independent consultant with the EU, the World Bank and the European Training Foundation on various topics related to employment policy, skills anticipation, labour market analysis and so forth.
Do check out the Blog section to see what I have been working on lately.