Tornike Metreveli

Tornike Metreveli

Tornike Metreveli

PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
SHSS-HSG
Büro 52-7270
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St. Gallen
Schwerpunkte
  • comparative sociology
  • sociology of religion
  • nationalism studies
Forschungsgebiete
  • politics of religion
  • sociology of Orthodox Christianity
  • nations and nationalism
Ausbildung

Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, USA, Fellow (2016-17); 

The University of Bern, Switzerland, Doctor rerum socialium (with magna cum laude) - PhD in Sociology (2017);

London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (2012); Visiting Research Fellow (Research project: nationalism in post-devolution Wales and Scotland); 

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (2010 – 2011); Master of Science in Nationalism Studies (honors) (Dissertation: The Making of Georgian Nationalisms);

San Diego State University, USA (2009); Visiting Student (Leadership and International Cooperation); 

Georgian Technical University, Georgia, Tbilisi, 2005-09; Bachelor of Arts (honors) in Social Sciences – English for Business Relations GPA (4) Out of 4.    

Lehraktivitäten February 2014 – August 2016, Lecturer, University of Bern;

Designed syllabuses and taught the following courses: 

  • Nationalism and Organized Violence (Spring Semester 2016)
  • Religion and Politics in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe (Autumn Semester 2015) 
  • Sociology of Violence (Spring Semester 2015)
  • Sociology of Sports (Autumn Semester 2014) 
  • Nationalism in Eastern Europe (Spring Semester 2014)

February 2012 – June 2013, Lecturer in Nations and Nationalism, Ilia State University, Tbilisi (Georgia)

Nations and Nationalism (taught MA course in Russian language).

Projekte

Postdoctoral Project (2017-ongoing):

A New Theology of Politics: ‘Holy Wars’ of the Heterogeneous Ukraine, International Postdoctoral Fellowship of the University of St. Gallen.

Parliamentary Researcher at House of Commons, UK Parliament, London, 2011.

Working on implications of fiscal redistribution on nationalisms of Wales and Scotland  

Auszeichnungen
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Doctoral Mobility Fellowship 2016-17;
  • Swiss Government’s Excellence Scholarship for PhD studies, 2013-2016;
  • The Open Society Foundation’s (OSF) Scholarship for Hansard Research Scholars Programme 2011;
  • OSF/Chevening/University of Edinburgh Scholarship for MSc studies, 2010;
  • Hansen Foundation Scholarship for San Diego State University Programme, 2009; 
  • The Norwegian Atlantic Committee’s Scholarship, June, 2008;
  • Georgian President’s Scholarship for Exceptional Students (given to top 99th percentile) 2007 - 2009;
  • Golden Medal on the 75th Open Scientific Technical Conference in Economic Theory, Tbilisi, Georgia; May, 2007. 
Forschungskooperation

Co-organised Third Ukrainian Research In Switzerland (URIS) workshop on Contemporary Ukrainian Studies: Cross- and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, held in St. Gallen 16 March 2018. 

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