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Assistant Professor, King's College London
Dr. Kupatadze is Assistant Professor at King’s College London, UK. Prior to joining King’s College Dr Kupatadze taught at the School of International Relations, St Andrews University. He held the postdoctoral positions at George Washington University (2010-11), Oxford University (2012-13) and Princeton University (2013-14). His research specialization is transnational crime, corruption, public sector reform, informal politics and crime-terror nexus. His regional expertise is post-Soviet Eurasia. His work has appeared in Journal of Democracy, Theoretical Criminology, Nonproliferation Review, Central Asia Survey and other leading journals.His research has been funded by Russell Trust (St Andrews University), British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) and Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
- Organized crime, political transitions and state formation in post-Soviet Eurasia, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
- “Political corruption in Eurasia: intersections with organized crime, state crime and white collar crime,” Theoretical Criminology 19:2, 2015
- “Prisons, politics and organised crime: the case of Kyrgyzstan,” Trends in Organised Crime, 2013
- “Organized Crime and The Trafficking of Radiological Materials: The Case of Georgia,” Nonproliferation Review 17:2, 2010