School of Arts and Science, Direction of Middle Eastern Studies, Assiciate Professor
Consultant of the Director, G. Tsereteli Institute for Oriental Studies
Tamar Mosiashvili graduated from the Faculty of Middle Eastern Studies at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University specializing in Arabic Language and Literature. In 2004 obtained Master’s Degree in Arabic Philology at the same university (Thesis – “Short Stories of Yusuf Idris”). During her BA and MA studies participated in several training programs in Egypt (Cairo University Arabic Language Center, Center of Arabic Culture, Arabic Language Center for Foreigners). In 2007 was admitted at PhD program in Middle Eastern Studies at Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Humanities. In January 2010 successfully received PhD in Philology (Thesis – “Surrealistic Trend in the Arabic Prose of XX Century”).
During the PhD program she was awarded with Chevening scholarship and spent one academic year (2008-2009) as a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford. Since 2009 works at Ilia State University: was an invited specialist at the Library working on cataloging and information databases and a lecturer in the direction of Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic), participated in MA program “Information Management” and also was involved in the project of Academic Style Guide for Ilia State University.
At different times was a lecturer at Tbilisi State University and Caucasus University. She worked as a researcher at Center for Exploration of Georgian Antiquities. In 2015 was a visiting scholar at the Library of Congress with Carnegie Research Fellowship. She has a good experience in translation (worked as a translator for the Embassy of Qatar and the Embassy of Iraq). From 2017 she is an Associate Professor at Ilia State University.
Modern Arabic literature; Modernist influences in contemporary Arabic literature; Christian-Muslim encounters in Arabic literature; Arabic language; Arabic culture; Georgian cultural heritage in the Middle East
“Surrealistic Group in Egypt: The Association of Art and Freedom”. The Middle East and Georgia IX. (Tbilisi: Ilia State University, G. Tsereteli Oriental Institute, 2016): 96-104. (“სიურრეალისტური ჯგუფი ეგვიპტეში: თავისეუფლებისა და ხელოვნების საზოგადოება”. ახლო აღმოსავლეთი და საქართველო IX. (თბილისი: ილიას სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტის გ. წერეთლის აღმოსავლეთმცოდნეობის ინსტიტუტი, 2016): 96-104.
“Surrealistic Elements in Idwār Al- Kharrāt’s City of Saffron”. Zarqa Journal for Research and Studies in Humanities, Volume 12, No. 2 (Muharram 1434/ December 2012): 162-170.
Mosiashvili, Tamar, Head of Authors Group. Academic Style Guide for Ilia State University: Guidebook for Authors of a Book, Article, Dissertation and Other Academic Works. First Digital Edition. Tbilisi: Ilia State University, 2011.
Articles in magazines
“Idwar Al-Kharrat and Surrelism”. The Middle East and Georgia VII. (Tbilisi: Ilia State University, G. Tsereteli Oriental Institute, 2013): 81-86. (“იდვარ ალ-ხარრატი და სიურრეალიზმი”. ახლო აღმოსავლეთი და საქართველო VII. (თბილისი: ილიას სახელმწიფო უნივერსიტეტის გ. წერეთლის აღმოსავლეთმცოდნეობის ინსტიტუტი, 2013): 81-86.)
“The Saffron City of Idwar Al-Kharrat”, Classical and Modern Literature No10 (Tbilisi: 2006): 319-326. (“ედვარდ ალ-ხარატის ზაფრანისფერი ქალაქი”, კლასიკური და თანამედროვე ქართული მწერლობა No10 (თბილისი: 2006): 319-326. )
Political themes in the Short Stories of Yusuf Idris”, Caucasus Messenger No 16 (Tbilisi, 2006): 216-220. (“პოლიტიკური საკითხები იუსუფ იდრისის ნოველებში”, კავკასიის მაცნე No 16 (თბილისი, 2006): 216-220.)
I am a founder and director of the organization “Oriental Club”, which holds various types of meeting about the Middle East,
Also a member of Coordination Council for Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Society “Oxbridge Georgia”.