SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Emzar Jgernaia, School of Arts and Sciences, Full Professor of Sociology

Institute for Social and Cultural Research





Emzar Jgerenia graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili State University Faculty of Philosophy and Phycology in 1990. Defended his dissertation on “Utopia and upotian element in sociological theories” in 2003. During 2000-2003, he participated in research seminars organized by the University of Bochum (Germany) aimed at supporting PhD students in research and facilitating exchange of ideas between the researchers. Was a researcher at the Bayreuth University in 2002. Has been a  professor at the Ilia State University since 2006. He participated in the joint research project of Ilia State University and the Berlin Literature and Culture Research Institute, named “Semantics of Georgia between the Caucasus and the Black Sea” during 2012-2015.

Scientific interests / research interests

  • Sociology of Religion. Classical and contemporary sociological theories. Sociology of power.

Featured publications

  • The Socio-Philosophy of the Georgian Feast (Supra) and Some Other Things, the Georgian Feast and Civil Society, the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, Tbilisi, 2004.

Articles in magazines

  • Zur Semantik des Berges in der georgischen Kultur/Trajekte, Zietschrift des Zentrums für Literatur-und Kulturforschung Berlin. Nr. 26, April 2013

publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • M. Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Reading and interpration (for bachelors)
  • E. Durkheim The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Reading and interpration (for bachelors)
  • Introduction to the modern thinking (for bachelors)
  • Sociology of Religion (for masters)
  • Sociology of Power (for masters)
  • M. Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Reading and interpration (for bachelors)
  • E. Durkheim The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Reading and interpration (for bachelors)
  • Introduction to the modern thinking (for bachelors)
  • Sociology of Religion (for masters)
  • Sociology of Power (for masters)
  • Classsical Sociological Theory (for bachelors)
  • Sociology of Death (for PhD students)