Alexi Gugushvili

Affiliated Fellow


Bio: Alexi Gugushvili is a doctoral researcher in the Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. He holds MSc in Policy Studies from the University of Edinburgh and has been a Hansard Research Scholar at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Before joining the EUI, Alexi worked for various governmental and civil society organisations, including the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority of the UK Department for Work and Pensions, and taught courses in Social Policy and Econometrics in several universities in Georgia. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, his primary research interests include welfare perceptions, emigration intentions, and social stratification. Alexi has published on life course, social class, material deprivation, labour market, poverty, welfare research framework and has authored and co-authored a number of reports for the Government of Georgia, UNDP, and European Training Foundation. Lately, he has also been an expert for the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship and the Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.