About me

I am a political economist and have a Phd in social and economic sciences from the University of Kassel. I am currently an associate professor at the Georgian Institute for Public Affairs (GIPA) and a CERGE-EI Foundation teaching fellow. I am also researcher at the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Ilia State University (Georgia).

In 2022-2023 I was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Trinity College, Sciences Po, and the University of Vienna. In 2019-2022 I worked on a postdoctoral research project at the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (ZZF), in the network Legacies of Communism.

I am currently working on the research project “Crypto Mining in Georgia: revisiting sovereignty”. I am interested in the evolution of finance in post-socialist states along the process of state building. My research topics include currency hierarchy, central banking in peripheral states, financialization and state theory.

My book Unravelling Dollarization Persistence: the case of Georgia was published by Routledge in 2022.