Dr Alexi Gugushvili

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. I earned my MSc in Policy Studies from the University of Edinburgh and PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Previously, I worked at the University of Cambridge and the University of Bremen and was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition to my experience in academic institutions, I served as an Expert for the Public Sector Governance Group at the World Bank, the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, and the Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. I also worked for Tbilisi City Hall, the Task Force for Regional Development in Georgia, and the UK Department for Work and Pensions. 

In my research I primarily study the cross-national trends, covariates and consequences of intergenerational social mobility using both comparative cross-national data sets and national longitudinal surveys. I contribute to teaching of Evaluation Methods Module to MSc and MPhil students in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation Programme. I am also a co-convener of Health Option Paper at the Department. From July 2017, I am a Principal Investigator of the Project on the Intergenerational Health Inequalities in Morbidity and Mortality financed by the Oxford University Press’ John Fell Fund which intends to employ theoretical and methodological advances from different disciplines such as sociology, social epidemiology, and public health and to improve our understanding of the mechanisms through which individuals’ health outcomes are transmitted across generations. My other research interests include public opinion and attitudes, comparative welfare research, migration and citizenship studies, and causal inference using observational data. 

  • Correlates of frequent alcohol consumption among middle-aged and older men and women in Russia: A multilevel analysis of the PrivMort retrospective cohort study.

  • Parental transmission of smoking among middle-aged and older populations in Russia and Belarus.

  • Intergenerational Mobility in Relative Educational Attainment and Health-Related Behaviours

  • A multilevel analysis of perceived intergenerational mobility and welfare state preferences

  • Change or continuity? Intergenerational social mobility and post-communist transition

  • Political democracy, economic liberalization, and macro-sociological models of intergenerational mobility.

  • Collective memory and reputational politics of national heroes and villains

  • The effect of rapid privatisation on mortality in mono-industrial towns in post-Soviet Russia: a retrospective cohort study.

  • The Direct Effect of Social Origins on Social Mobility Chances: 'Glass Floors' and 'Glass Ceilings' in Britain

  • Intergenerational Social Mobility and Popular Explanations of Poverty: A Comparative Perspective

  • "Money can't buy me land": Foreign land ownership regime and public opinion in a transition society

  • Intergenerational objective and subjective mobility and attitudes towards income differences: evidence from transition societies

  • Mortality in Transition: Study Protocol of the PrivMort Project, a multilevel convenience cohort study.

  • Cartographies of Stalin: Place, Scale, and Reputational Politics

  • Employment Relations, Job Security and Emigration Intentions: “The Individualization of the Social”?

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