BA French and Russian (University of Bristol); MA French (King's College London); DPhil Modern Languages (University of Oxford)

Undergraduate teaching

I am a Tutor in Slavonic Studies.

Research interests

I specialise in the literature and culture of Russian and the former Soviet world, with particular expertise in 19th-century Russian literature and post-Soviet Russophone literature and film. I am currently completing a monograph on contemporary literature from Central Asia and the Caucasus, the first major study of its kind. I have travelled for fieldwork and cultural engagements in post-Soviet countries such as Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, and made ongoing connections with local writers and creative artists. I have shared my research findings at various international conferences (Cambridge, Oxford, New York, Berlin, Lisbon), as well as on public engagement platforms such as The Calvert Journal and the BBC.

My research interests lie more broadly in postcolonial literature and theory, areas which often connect to my research and teaching in Russian Studies and Comparative Literature, such as in my award-winning article ‘Theorising Russian Postcolonial Studies’. I especially welcome interests of supervision in any of these areas.

Featured publications

'NGOs and Neocolonialism in Postcolonial Central Asian Literature: The Case of Central Asia', Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (2021)

'Theorising Russian postcolonial studies’, Postcolonial Studies, 22.4 (2019), 469-489, https://doi.org/10.1080/13688790.2019.1690762

Salon de Variété (1881), English translation of Anton Chekhov’s short story, ACF Early Chekhov Translation Project. Forthcoming

‘Mother Country: Meet the Women at The Forefront of New Georgian Cinema’, The Calvert Journal (March 2018) https://www.calvertjournal.com/contributors/show/9575/tamar-koplatadze