Givi Gigitashvili is a research associate at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. In this role, Gigitashvili investigates influence operations, social media manipulation, and computational propaganda campaigns in Eastern European and South Caucasus countries. Before joining the DFRLab in 2019, Gigitashvili worked as an international development consultant for Ecorys, an international research and consulting company, where he was providing research and consultancy services to a wide range of public and private clients in Eastern European countries.

Gigitashvili holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, a master’s degree in EU-Russia studies from University of Tartu, and a postgraduate diploma in strategic communications from King’s College London.