Assoc. Prof. Irakli Kakhidze


Main research areas

Research methods in sociology, political sociology, sociology of power, sociology of information society, social media.



2015-present – Associate Professor (New Georgian University), resarcher at the Archive of Caucasian Philosophy and Theology

2013-present – Lecturer in sociology at Caucasus University. 

2011-present – Head of Tbilisi Department of National Statistics Office of Georgia, lecturer in sociology at Grigol Robakidze University

2009-2014 – Lecturer in Social Sciences at Ilia State University.



2015-present – Phd candidate (Doctoral program in philosophy, Grigol Robakidze University)

2007-2009 – Master of Arts in Sociology (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University). Main field of study: sociology.

2002-2006 – Bachelor of Social Science (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University). Main field of study: sociology.


Selected publications

Monographs/Statistical research

The Infrastructure of Village. A Description. Tbilisi: Pavoriti Print, 2011 (Georgian/English).


Co-authored Books

Maps of Georgian Municipalities (with Z. Chelidze, M. Guntsadze, Z. Kevanishvili, L. Khavtasi). Tbilisi: Pavoriti Print, 2011, Georgian/English (file size: 378 Mb).

Social Media Development Trends in Georgia: Power of the Real Virtual? (with L. Tsuladze, A. Berdzenishvili, F. Esebua, N. Matcharadze, A. Kvintradze, D. Kldiashvili). Tbilisi: Meridiani, 2013 (Georgian/English).

Performing Europeanization - Political vis-a-vis Popular Discourses on Europeanization (with L. Tsuladze, F. Esebua, A. Kvintradze, I. Osepashvili, M. Amashukeli). Tbilisi: Publishing House "Nekeri", 2016 (Georgian/English).



Political leader and peculiarities of electoral action in Georgia, in: A. Berdzenishvili (ed.), Media, politics, society: Current problems of social sciences, Tbilisi: Publishing House "Universali", 2011, pp. 72-96 (in Georgian).

The essence of information society and its main characteristics, in: Uplis Tsikhe. The Journal of Georgian Patriarchate, 2016 (in Georgian).

Social media perspectives in informational society, in: European Scientific Journal, 2016 Special edition, pp. 94-102.