Elena Natenadze

Elena Natenadze

Elena Natenadze


Research Assistant

University of St.Gallen
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St Gallen

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Fields of research

East European history;

conflicts of the post-Soviet space;

post-conflict societies and conflict transformation;

History education and conflict transformation;

Dealing with the Past.


2019-present: University of Bern

PhD candidate, (Faculty of Philosophy and History) Bern; Switzerland.

2018-2019: Georg-August University of Gottingen and Ilia State University

Karl-Friedrich Lehmann-Haupt International Doctoral Programme, East European History, Gottingen, Germany; Tbilisi, Georgia.

2015-2017: Ilia State University

MA in Sociology, (Faculty of Arts and Science) Tbilisi, Georgia

2012-2013: Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

North-South-South Exchange Program (Faculty of Social Science) Social Psychology, Helsinki, Finland

2009-2013: Ilia State University

BA In Psychology (Faculty of Arts and Science) Tbilisi, Georgia

Professional Career

01.02.2023 – Present: University of St. Gallen, Center for Governance and Culture in Europe. Managing Editor Euxeinos- Governance and Culture in the Black Sea Region.

1st January 2019–31 December 2022: University of Bern, Institute of History.

Researcher/PhD candidate, SNF Project: Remembering the Past in the conflicts of the Present: Civil Society and Contested History of Post-Soviet Space. 

2018 (January)-2019 (January): Berghof Foundation. Advisor, “Memory and History as the Basis for Social Reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.”

2017(May)-2019 (January): Berghof Foundation, Caucasus Program.

Project coordinator, Azerbaijan & Nagorno-Karabakh “History as a Basis for Dialogue.”

2016 (February) -2018 (December): The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia; The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia. Chief Specialist, Department of Youth Policy. Coordinator of “Georgian-Abkhaz, Georgian-South Ossetian non-formal Dialogue.”

2013 (January) -2016 (January): Berghof Foundation, Caucasus Program.

Interviewer, Facilitator, Trainer. “History, Memory and Identity.”

Trainer of Trainers, Georgia and Armenia “Peace Counts”


2012 (May) - 2012 (December): Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development.

Research Coordinator, Pre-election Survey Project in 10 regions of Georgia.


2012 (January) – 2012 (April): Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development,

Project Assistant, Inter-cultural dialogue.

Teaching Activities

Spring semester 2022-2023: University of Bern.

“From Perestroika to the Russia-Ukraine war: Understanding violent conflicts in the former Soviet space”.

Winter semester 2022-2023: University of Bern. Institute of History.

“The conflicts of the former Soviet Union: Qualitative research methods in conflict and post-conflict settings”

Winter semester 2021-2022: University of Bern. Institute of History.

“War, History and Memory: The Conflicts of the Post-Soviet Space (since 1991)” Winter semester 2021.