Salome Tsopurashvili holds a doctorate in Gender Studies from Tbilisi State University, Georgia and a Master's degree in Gender Studies from the Central European University, Hungary. At various times she was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and at the University of Vermont, USA. After obtaining her PhD she was an Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, at the International Gender Studies Center engaged with the Global Dialogues and Women’s Empowerement in Eurasian Context Feminist Mentoring Program, funded by the Open Society Foundation (2018) and a Pontica Magna Program 2019-2020 Research Fellow at New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania. Her PhD thesis Women’s representations in 1920s Georgian soviet silent cinema: Modifications, agency and social class – completed under the academic supervision of Dr. Denise J. Youngblood (University of Vermont) - examines themes of orientalization, class and women’s emancipation in 1920s Georgian Soviet silent films. She is the author of several publications in Georgia and one of the contributors to an edited volume Gender in Georgia: Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation and History in the South Caucasus (eds. Maia Barkaia & Alisse Waterston, Berghahn Books, 2017).
She has been teaching at the Institute for Gender Studies at Tbilisi State University since 2009 and at Ilia State University since 2018. In 2010-2015 she was an ‘Academic Fellowship Program’ Fellow funded by the Open Society Foundation. Her research interests focus on analyzing early Soviet and Stalinist cinema at the intersection of history, ideology and modifications of gender dynamics.