Dr. Zaal Andronikashvili (born in 1973) – literary scholar and publicist. He is a scientific researcher at the Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research (Berlin) and Professor at Ilia State University (Tbilisi). Zaal Andronikashvili studied history and literature studies in Tbilisi and Saarbrücken and got his PhD in 2005 in Göttingen. His main research interests are literary and cultural theories as well as cultural history of Georgia in the context of the Soviet Union, Caucasus and the Black Sea region. Zaal Andronikashvili writes about cultural history of Georgia and politics on his blog.
Current research project:
Literature in Georgia. Between Small Literature and World Literature. (Implementing Institute: the Leibniz Center for Literary and Cultural Research. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG 2019 / 2020-2022)).
Monograph - Naming and Claiming Georgia. Studies on cultural semantic (co-authored with Emzar Jgerenaia and Francesca Thun-Hoenstein, Berlin, Publisher: Kadmos-Kulturverlag 2018, 450 pages) on the changing history of Georgia-Russia-Abkhazia in 1801-1989, including the cultural background of Georgian-Russian and Georgian-Abkhaz conflicts.
Manfred Sapper, Volker Weichsel and Zaal Andronikashvili (ed./eds.) (2018): Dreamland Georgia. Interpreting Culture and Politics, Osteueropa 7 / 2018. 144 pages.