Ketevan Khutsishvili

Education: Doctor of Historical Sciences

Position: Associate Professor at Tbilisi State University (TSU).

Research Interests: Ethno-cultural processes in the Caucasus, religious issues, ethnic identity and relations, conflicts and IDP studies, urban and economic anthropology.

Languages: Georgian (native), English, German, Russian.

City: Tbilisi

Email:  ketevan.khutsishvili(at)


Ketevan has graduated from Tbilisi State University (Department of Ethnography). Topics of dissertations: „The dream and the dream interpretation in Georgian everyday life“ (Candidate of Historical Sciences 2000) and „The Influence of Religious Factor on the Ethno-cultural Identification and Civil Integration (The Case of the Modern Georgia)“ (Doctor of Historical Sciences 2005).

Since 1992 she works at Tbilisi State University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Institute of Ethnology, Faculty of Humanities.   

Ketevan is the author of more than 70 scientific articles and three monographs. 


  1. Bazaar Culture in Georgia. The case of Tbilisi, Die Postsowjetische Stadt. Urbane AushandlungsprozesseimSudkaukasus, Herausgegeben von W Kaschuba, M. Krebs und M. Pilz, Berliner Blatter SH 59/2012, Panama Verlag Berlin
  2. Construction of space and material objects into sacred (the case of Sheikh Isa Efendi grave), Vera Bardavelidze 110, Tbilisi ,Universali 2013 (in Georgian)
  3. Correlation of religion and politics: the current processes in Georgia, Ethnic and religious-confessional relations in Georgia: history and modernity, Tbilisi, TSU publishing house, 2013 (in Georgian)
  4. Georgia, Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Vol.6 ed. Jorgen s. Nielsen, Brill, 2014 co-author with Satenik Mkrtchyan
  5. Part 2: Religion and Politics Introduction, Religion, Nation and Democracy in the South Caucasus, Edited by Alexander Agadjanian, Ansgar Jödicke, Evert van der Zweerde, Routledge – 2015 – 280 pages, Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
  6. Zum Umgang mit Sakralitat in einer traditinell gepragten Geselschaft: Anhand ethnographischen Materialien aus Georgien, Georgica /გეორგიკა, Zeitschrift fur Kultur, Sprache und Geschichte Georgiens und Kaukasus, N37, 2016, Shaker Verlag, Aachen
  7. Religion and the Establishment of the New Political Elite in Late Soviet and Post-Soviet Georgia, in Elites and “Elites”: Transformations of Social Structures in Post-Soviet Armenia and Georgia, Edited by Yulia Antonyan, Yerevan, 2016
  8. Characteristics of construction of ethno-cultural identity in Georgia (the case of P‘ank‘isi Kists), L'Arménie et la Géorgie en dialogue avec l'Europe Du Moyen Âge à nos jours Auteur: Auge IsabelleBarkhoudaryan VladimirDedeyan GérardDokhturishvili Mzaro / MzagveKaraulashvili Irma, 2016, ISBN 10 : 2705339470, ISBN 13 : 9782705339470
  9. Religious Aspects of Structuring the Ethnocultural Identity of the Assyrian Community in Georgia, Fundamentalism: Ethnographies of minorities, discrimination and transnationalism, 2016 ed. M. Mollica, Lit Verlag, pp.65-77
  10. Across the Enguri Border: Lives Connected and Separated by the Borderland Between Georgia and Abkhazia, Eurasian Borderlands Spatializing Borders in the Aftermath of State Collapse, Editors: Bringa, Tone, Toje, Hege, 2016 Palgrave
  11. Suddenly a Border: Hazelnut Trade across the De Facto Border between Abkhazia and the Zugdidi Municipal Region of Georgia, Caucasus Analytical Digst, N96 25 June 2017, pp.9-12;
  12. Das Lomisoba-Fest: Volksreligiosität und Kirche in Georgien, Religion & Gesellschaft in Ost und West, 3 /2017 45. Jahrgang, Ansgar Jödicke, Andrea Friedli, Ketevan Khutsishvili
  13. Second Chronicles of Svaneti: an important source of the 17th –18th cc. Georgian culture, in KAVKAZ – PRZESZŁOŚĆ – TERAŹNIEJSZOŚĆ – PRZYSZŁOŚĆ; КАВКАЗ – ПРОШЛОЕ – НАСТОЯЩЕЕ – БУДУЩЕЕ; CAUCASUS – PAST – PRESENT – FUTURE, Nr 3 (2017) Instytut Historii Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, Rzeszów 2017, Ketevan Khutsishvili, Rozeta Gujejiani,