BA: French and Russian, University of Bristol
MA: French, King's College London
DPhil: Modern Languages, University of Oxford

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor in Slavonic Studies

Research interests

Dr Koplatadze's specialism covers 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. She is currently completing a monograph on contemporary literature from Central Asia and the Caucasus, the first major study of its kind. Dr Koplatadze has 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. She has shared her research findings at various international conferences (Cambridge, Oxford, New York, Berlin, Lisbon) as well as public engagement platforms, such as the and The Calvert Journal and the BBC.

Dr Koplatadze’s research interests lie more broadly in postcolonial literature and theory, areas which she often connects to her research and teaching in Russian Studies and Comparative Literature, such as in her award-winning article ‘Theorising Russian Postcolonial Studies’. She especially welcomes interests of supervision in any of these areas.


'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