Esma Berikishvili

Education: PhD candidate at Ilia State University Interdisciplinary Program in Social and Humanitarian Sciences, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Research Interests: Social and Urban Movements, Urban Transformation, Subcultures, Visual Anthropology, Semiotics etc.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian.

City: Tbilisi

Email:  berikishvili(at)


Esma Berikishvili graduated with Masters Degree from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology in 2009. She is currently working on her PhD at Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia). Esma Has collaborated with different academic and research organizations. Her academic works discuss subcultures, social and urban movements in Georgia. Esma is also working on translations and is an emerging producer for documentary films.



2015 -  “Youth Political and Social Activism in Georgia – The Case of Laboratory 1918” – From Private to Public: Transformation of Social Spaces in the South Caucasus. South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation

2014 – “Social Animal” – Elliot Aronson. Translated in Georgian. Ilia State University Press

2012 -  “Writing Degree Zero” – Roland Barthes. Translated in Georgian. Ilia State University Press

2010 - “Eurasian Laboratory”: Poetry, Prose, Music and Politics in Georgia”. VDM Verlag DR. Muller.