Current PhD students
PhD student (IN3-UOC and University of California, Berkeley)
Ana Kvirikashvili is a PhD Candidate at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and has had a grant from this university since 2018. She is working on her thesis, The Circulation of Georgian Literature: Between the Local and the Global (1995-2020), under the supervision of Diana Roig-Sanz, principal investigator at the Global Literary Studies Research Lab (UOC), and the co-supervision of Harsha Ram (University of California, Berkeley). She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a master’s degree in the humanities.
In 2020, she carried out a research stay at the Institute of Czech Literature (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague) with professor Ondřej Vimr, head of the Global and Digital Literary Studies Lab at said institute, and attended Harvard University’s Institute for World Literature.
Her research interests include Georgian and post-Soviet literature and culture, the sociology of literature and translation, and cultural history, art, and printed art.
In 2021, she was awarded with a Fulbright Fellowship to conclude her doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, from January to July 2022.
Kvirikashvili, Ana. “State Cultural Policies in the Small Market of Georgian Books. The Case of the Translation Grant Programme ‘Georgian Literature in Translation’ (2010-2018)”. Special issue “Small Book Markets in Europe” in Knygotyra, edited by Miha Kovač and Arūnas Gudinavičius, vol. 75, 2020, pp. 92-113.
Kvirikashvili, Ana. “The Internationalization of Georgian Literature. Georgia as the Guest of Honour at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair”. Special issue “Translation Support Policies vs. Book Industry Practice in Non-English Settings” in Perspectives: Studies in Theory and Practice, edited by Ondrej Vimr and Andreas Hedberg. 2021. Forthcoming.
Roig-Sanz, Diana, Ana Krivikashvili, and Elisabet Carbó-Catalan. “Introduction”. Special issue “Decentering Global Literary History: The Role of Translation and Cultural Relations in ‘Peripheral’”in Comparative Literature Studies, edited by Diana Roig-Sanz, Ana Kvirikashvili, and Elisabet Carbó-Catalan, 2022. Accepted for publication.
Kvirikashvili, Ana. “Mapping the Circulation of a Less-Translated Literature: Georgian Books Abroad Before and After Independence (1921-1991; 1992-2018)”. Special issue “Decentering Global Literary History: The Role of Translation and Cultural Relations in ‘Peripheral’”in Comparative Literature Studies, edited by Diana Roig-Sanz, Ana Kvirikashvili, and Elisabet Carbó-Catalan, 2022. Accepted for publication.ORCID