Tamar Sabedashvili holds an MA (2002) and a PhD (2002) in Gender Studies from Central European University, Budapest. She is Head of the Gender Studies Programme at Tbilisi State University, where she also teaches. Tamar Sabedashvili is Programme Specialist for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Georgia. She is married and has one child.
"CEU and its Gender Studies’ Department made qualitative change in my life - I gained profession that I love in an environment that was highly stimulating intellectually, liberating, and supportive at the same time.
I am active both in academia as well as in the field of development – I am an Associate Professor at Tbilisi State University, heading MA program in Gender Studies that has been developed in close cooperation with CEU Gender Studies Department and Rutgers University. I also work in UN Women as Programme Specialist in the areas of ending violence against women and girls, women, peace and security and women’s economic empowerment."
I plan to continue my work in the area of gender equality in Georgia and also to stay active in the academic field. I would like to do more in terms of research for which I do not have time for the time being.