Research: “Bridging the past with the present – reasons of spatial differences of voting behavior in the urban context of Tbilisi”
David Sichinava was born in 1988. In 2008 he graduated from the department of Human Geography at the Tbilisi State University (TSU) and later received master’s diploma from the same department. Mainly focusing on the spatial aspects of electoral behavior as well as questions of spatial data analysis in his research activities, currently David is pursuing his doctoral studies at TSU. Additionally, he is a senior researcher in a project implemented by the department of Human Geography dedicated to the problems of internally displaced population in the urban areas of Georgia.
Since 2009 David Sichinava works with the Caucasus Research Resource Centers Georgia (CRRC Georgia) as GIS and database analyst and is involved in numerous research projects initiated and implemented by CRRC. Additionally, he teaches research methods course at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).
The suggested research project “Bridging the past with the present – reasons of spatial differences of voting behavior in the urban context of Tbilisi” aims to investigate the effect of social background and family heritage on the formation of voting behavior and political affiliations in Tbilisi.