Stephen F. Jones

Professor Stephen F. Jones received his Ph.D (Georgian Social Democracy in Opposition and Power, 1918-1921) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984. He has taught at the University of California, the University of London, and University College, Oxford. He was a Research Fellow at Harvard University and a Senior Associate Member at St Anthony’s College, Oxford. Since 1989 he has taught at Mount Holyoke College in the US. Professor Jones has written over 70 articles and chapters on Georgian affairs. He published Socialism in Georgian Colors: The European Road to Social Democracy, 1883-1917 (Harvard University Press) in 2005, and War and Revolution in the Caucasus: Georgia Ablaze, (ed.) in 2010. Two more books will follow in 2012, A History of Independent Georgia, 1991-2010 ( I.B. Tauris) and The Birth of Modern Georgia: The First Georgian Republic and Its Successors, 1918-2010, (ed., Routledge). He has organized multiple conferences on Georgia, the latest in Tbilisi in 2009 on the Georgian Democratic Republic. Professor Jones has received grants and awards from, among others, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was the Marjory Wardrop Scholar in Oxford from 1980-1983, and in 2011, became a Foreign Member of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. He has worked for UNHCR and the World Bank, and has delivered presentations for the US State Department and universities around the world. He sits on a number of editorial boards, worked with Georgian libraries in the 1990s on the creation of electronic catalogues, has chaired Georgian NGOs, hosted Georgian programs for the State Dept., and is secretary of the Georgian Association in the USA. In 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Tbilisi State University. In 2012-2014 Professor Jones served as a member of CSS International Advisory Board. Starting from 2014 he is the member of CSS Board.