Name: Teona Kupradze
Home institution: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Guest institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Period of stay: February 1, 2021 - April 29, 2021
Research focus: Immigration policy and gender in the Discourse of European Right-Wing Populism.
"My main interest is to include live elements in the research, which involves getting acquainted with the local immigration policies and cases, interviewing people working on these issues, and structural analyses. Viadrina University is an ideal platform for all this, due to students' diversity from its border location."
Name: Tatia Tavkhelidze
Home Institution: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Period of stay: January 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Research focus: EU policies, cultural integration, Islamophobia
"A completion fellowship would help me to successfully complete my dissertation in 6 months, and it represents an important stage in my academic life. Final stage of my dissertation deals with revision, methodology, and conclusions of research. For this it is necessary that, in addition to the intensive writing process, I continue to meet with experts for their advice and feedback."