PhD in Gender
Bio: Elene Japaridze is a PhD from the International PhD Program in Gender Studies, Tbilisi State University. Elene got her MA in Social and Political Science at the Ilia State University and holds BA in Social Psychology from Tbilisi State University. During her BA Elene studied at the University of Saarbrucken, within the framework of a student exchange program, where she had training courses in qualitative research planning. After returning to Tbilisi Elene started to work at Market Research & Consulting Company ACT. During her MA degree studies she planned and conducted different social research projects under the supervision of the Ilia State University research team. In 2010-2011 she joined CRRC’s Junior Research Fellow program, and planed and conducted different research projects.
Starting from 2012 Elene works as a project director and Senior Researcher at CSS Gender Equality Programme. She leads and implements various gender-related projects funded by ACADEMIC SWISS CAUCASUS NET, OSGF, USAID, KVINNA till KVINNA etc. Elenes interests are focused on gender equality issues, women’s rights and promotion of female oriented programmes in Georgia. She is an author of several research publications concerning gender policy, society’s attitudes towards gender equality, women’s discrimination and their mental health.