Dr Anna Bochorishvili
- Tutor in Sociology (Sociology)
In 2023, I obtained a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Glasgow, where I was supervised by Professor Nicholas Watson and Dr Nicola Burns. I hold an MSc in Equality and Human Rights from the University of Glasgow, an MA in Mass Communication from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Tbilisi State University.
As a consultant and researcher, I designed and contributed to various research and policy frameworks, including studies on the values and preferences of trans/gender diverse people for gender-affirming care (2022), day-care center services in Georgia (2017), participation of persons with disabilities in decision-making processes (2016), disability policy development for Care Caucasus (2020), and legal capacity reform assessment in Georgia (2022). In 2016, I led the Disability Advocacy project at Coalition for Independent Living (CIL) in Georgia, where I coordinated multi-sectoral activities and liaised with government authorities, international and local organizations, and other stakeholders involved in disability projects.
Currently, I am a Tutor in Sociology at the University of Glasgow.
My doctoral research focused on the effects of intimate relationships on the self-perception and psycho-emotional wellbeing of disabled women. Using 30 qualitative interviews with women who have physical impairments, it critiqued Western literature on intimacy and sexuality and developed a methodological framework that considers the multiple dimensions of the disabled experience.
My research interests include but are not limited to:
Sociology of Disability
Gender and Sexuality
Intimacy and Relationships
Transition in Post-Communist Society
Global East/ East European societies
I would welcome applications for supervision around the following areas:
- Mental Distress
- Gender and Sexuality
- East European Societies
I started as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) at the University of Glasgow in 2019 and became a Tutor in 2022. Since then, I have taught various classes in the School of Social and Political Sciences.
Sociology 1A: Self and Society
Sociology 1B: Critical Research in Contemporary Societies
Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences
Bochorishvili A., 2019. Book Review: Gender in Georgia. Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation, and History in the South Caucasus. Europe-Asia Studies, Volume 71:3 Available here.
Bochorishvili A., 2019 სექსუალობა შეზღუდული შესაძლებლობის მოდელების ჭრილში. [Sexuality through models of disability] Available online in Georgian here.
Bochorishvili A., 2019 შეზღუდული შესაძლებლობის მქონე ქალები და სექსუალობა: მოკლე მიმოხილვა [Disabled women and sexuality] Available online in Georgian here.
Bochorishvili A., 2017, Day-care Centres for Disabled Adults and Children in Georgia – Qualitative Research Analysis. ISSA for Child Family Society.
Available online in Georgian here.