Shorena Gabunia

Education: MA in Arts Criticism

Occupation: NGO “IDentoba”, Editor in Chief of on-line magazine

Research intersts: gender and culture, LGBT identities, women’s studies

Languages: French, Russian

City: Tbilisi

E-mail: shorena_gabunia[at]

Biography: In 2009, Shorena became alumna of Heinrich Boell Foundation, her research topic being “Homosexuality in Tbilisi urban culture”. Since 2012 Shorena works for NGO “Identoba” as Editor in Chief of the on-line magazine.



  1. Introduction to LGBT journalism, Tbilisi, 2013
  2. Urban Spaces after Socialism. Ethnographies of Public Places in Eurasian Cities. «Gay territories in urban environment of Tbilisi city», Campus Verlag. Berlin. 2011
  3. Гомосексуальность в городской культуре Тбилиси, Город, Миграция, Рынок: Новый взгляд на социокультурные проблемы в исследованиях ученых Южного Кавказа/Южно-Кавказское региональное бюро Фонда им. Генриха Бёлля. - 2011;
  4. “Role of virtual communications in the life of lesbian women from Tbilisi ”, Tbilisi, 2010