Our very own Vadim Romashov defended his PhD in Peace and Conflict Research at Tampere University this fall! Vadim’s dissertation is an ethnographic story-based interpretation of everyday practices and narratives of living together in Armenian-Azerbaijani rural communities in Georgia.

At the center of his research, is a concern with how members of communities live together when group differences are presented as incompatible and opposing in prevailing ethno-nationalist narratives. Importantly, Vadim elaborates the concept of communal everday peace and proposes a shift from peacebuilding to peace-supporting that focuses on recreating infrastructures conducive to practices and narratives of living together with difference.

Read the full press release and find a link to the dissertation here