Dr Nino Kemoklidze

Dr Nino Kemoklidze

Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies
Research Associate/Visiting Lecturer

Contact details

School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • MA in International Relations with Peace and Conflict Studies specialisation (with Distinction), Australian National University, 2008
  • MSc in Nationalism Studies (with Distinction), University of Edinburgh, 2006
  • BA (Hons) in History of Diplomacy and International Relations, Tbilisi State University, 2004


  • (Advanced) Cultural Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe


Research interests

  • Ethnic Conflict and Violence
  • Self-Determination and Secession
  • Nationalism Studies
  • International Relations
  • Geographic areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the former Soviet space (especially the Caucasus); South and South-East Asia; the Pacific.

Current projects

International research project CASCADE – 'Exploring the Security-Democracy Nexus in the Caucasus' (European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) Grant number 613354) [http://www.cascade-caucasus.eu/cascade-team/uob]. 

Within this Project Nino is doing research in the following areas:

  • Conflict, Violence and Peace-building
  • Political Order, Democratisation and Civil Societies


Kemoklidze, N. (2016) "Georgian-Abkhaz Relations in the Post-Stalinist Era", In Smith, J. and Blauvelt, T.K. (eds.)  Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet Power, Routledge, pp. 129-145

Collier, S.J. and Kemoklidze, N. (2014), "Pipes and Wires", In Thrift, N.J., Tickell, A. and Woolgar, S. (eds.) Globalization in PracticeOxford: Oxford University Press.

Kemoklidze, N., Moore, C., Smith, J. and Yemelianova, G. (eds.) (2014) Many Faces of the Caucasus. Routledge.

Kemoklidze, N., Moore, C., Smith, J. and Yemelianova, G. (guest editors of the Special Issue) (2012) "The Many Faces of the Caucasus", Europe-Asia Studies, 64(9): 1619-1632

Kemoklidze, N. (29 Nov. 2012) "Georgia's Parliamentary Elections – Democracy in Action?", Birmingham Perspective, [online]., Birmingham: Birmingham      University, Available from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/impact/perspective/georgias-parliamentary-elections-kemoklidze2.aspx [Accessed 26th September 2014]

Kemoklidze, N. ([2006] 2011) "Nationalism and War: The Case of Georgia in the Early 1990s", Working Papers in Nationalism Studies, [online]., Edinburgh: Edinburgh University, Available from http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/69218/Kemoklidze_WPiNS_6.pdf [Accessed 26th September 2014]

Blakkisrud, H., Kemoklidze, N. and Øverland, I. (2011) "Georgia: Political Stability and Potential Risks", NUPI Report, Oslo: Norwegian Institute of Foreign      Affairs

Kemoklidze, N. (2009) "The Kosovo Precedent and the Moral Hazard of Secession", Journal of International Law and International Relations, 5(2): 117-140

Kemoklidze, N. (2009) "Victimisation of Female Suicide Bombers: The Case of Chechnya", Caucasian Review of International Affairs, 3(2), [online]., Available from http://www.cria-online.org/7_6.html [Accessed 26th September 2014]

Appearances in the Media

Radio Tavisupleba (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Georgian Bureau) (11 August 2011) Saubari Nino Kemoklidzestan, (in Georgian) [online]., Available from http://www.tavisupleba.org/audio/audio/321683.html; transcript of this interview is also available from http://www.tavisupleba.org/content/interview_nino_kemoklidze/24293562.html  [Accessed 26th September 2014]

Jikashvili, L. (9 December 2010) Birminghamis universitetshi kartuli ena rom dainergos, Kviris Palitra (in Georgian) [online]., Available from http://www.kvirispalitra.ge/specialurad-saitistvis/5913-birmingemis-universitetshi-qarthuli-ena-rom-dainergos.html [Accessed 26th September 2014]