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 Currencies and Development Mode in Flux: unfolding Bitcoin mining in Georgia. I am interested in development issues and authoritarianism in post-socialist states. My research topics include financialization, state theory, neoliberalism, central banking, currency hierarchy and household debt.

My book Unravelling Dollarization Persistence: the case of Georgia was published by Routledge in 2023.