Ekaterine Pirtskhalava

Education: PhD in Psychology

Position: Asisstant Priffessor of faculty of Social and Political Science of Iv Javakhishvili State Univeristy

Research interests: family psychology and family relationships, gender-related problems, migration, IDP, deported Muslim Meskhetians, education, etc.

Languages: English, Russian.

City: Tbilisi

E-mail: ekaterinepirtskhalava[at]yahoo.com, ekaterine.pirtskhalava[at]tsu.ge

Biography: Since 2003 she works for NGO Institute for Policy Studies as a researcher. In 2005-2006 years she was an alumna of Heinrich Boell Foundation.



  1. Prospects for peace in Georgia and perceptions of the EU’s role. Analytical report, 2012 (This analytical report written by Marina Elbakidze and Ekaterina Pirtskhalava is based on the results a sociological survey conducted by the UK organization Conciliation Resources in the framework of a peace program in Georgia ). http://www.c-r.org/sites/c-r.org/files/PPP_2012analysis2_EN.pdf;
  2. Meskhetian Turks in the USA and Georgia: Integration or Separation. http://www.nceeer.org/carnegie-research-fellowship.html;
  3. Empauerign Educatioan”(with co-authors, G. magradZe; R. tsitskishvili; E. Pirtskhalava; S. doliZein Georgian language). Handbook for Trainers.  Parnas. Tbilisi, 2004;
  4. ”Self Description Methods in Psychology” (with co-authors N. Sumbadze; A. Kitiashvili; E. Pirtskhalaba; M. Maisuradze in Georgian language). ANPAC. Tbilisi, 2012 ;
  5. Teachers book “Teaching by Documentary Films” for public school of Georgia. Tbilisi 2013 “ People in Need”  http://caucadoc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/swavleba-dokumenturi-filmebis-meshveobit.pdf;


  1. Courtland Robinson, George Rebok, Judy Bass, Paul Perrin, Namrita Singh, Nino Paichadze, Holly Schuh, Tamar Abashide, Irina Zhavania, Tamar Makharadze, Maia Maisuradze, Ekaterine Pirtskhalava, "Aging in Displacement: Assessing Health Status of Displaced Older Adults in the Republic of Georgia",US Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, published April 21, 2012;
  2. Adiba Asadova, Alina Cibea, Borut Erzen and Madalina Rogoz. Local researchers: Ekaterine Pirtskhalava and Maia Maisuradze “Supporting Integrated Border Management Systems in the South Caucasus” SCIBM Survey Analysis in Georgia, 2012;
  3. Pirtskalava, E. (2006). Transformation of gender roles in the period of transition and its impact on  family power structure. H.Boll Foundation Collection of Studies, No2:Territory, History, People. (In Russian);
  4. Javakhishvili.M., Pirtskhalava .E , &  Khokhrashvili, Kh (2005). Women's personal histories and historical memory.  Periodical scientific journal INTELLECT #3(23) Tbilisi (In Georgian);
  5. Pirtskalava, E.(2005). The influence of trust on interaction and support within family. Periodical scientific journal INTELLECT #2(22) Tbilisi. (In Georgian);
  6. Pirtskalava, E.(2005). The influence of trust on happiness. Periodical scientific journal INTELLECT #2(22) Tbilisi. (In Georgian);
  7. Pirtskalava, E.  (2004). Importance of trust in family relationships. Works XIX. D.Uznadze Institute of Psychology of Academy of Sciences of Georgia. Tbilisi. (In Georgian);
  8. Sumbadze, N., Pirtskalava, E., & Hentschell, U.  (2002). Congruence between the perception of family members and factors determining it. Matsne 6. pp. 198-206. Tbilisi. (In Georgian);
  9. Pirtskalava, E. (1998). Testing of German test “Family as Animals” in Georgian culture. Works of young scientists. Tbilisi: Tbilisi University Publishing House. (In Georgian).