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Dmitri TsiskarashviliAssistant Professor


After receiving his PhD from the Pushkin Institute of Russian Studies in Moscow, Dmitri lectured for three years at the University of Tartu, Estonia, before moving to Ireland. He joined the Department of Russian at Trinity College Dublin as a lecturer in 1992. In the same year, the School of Business and the Department of Russian jointly initiated a Business Studies and Russian language degree programme. Since its inception, Dmitri has been the lead lecturer and coordinator for this interdisciplinary programme.

Research interests

Curriculum development and design: Based on his PhD research and language teaching experience, Dmitri has acquired expertise in areas of the curriculum which involve interdisciplinary components and language, and in particular the study of Russian for business purposes. He designed an undergraduate course in Business Russian Communication: Intermediate and Advanced Level.

EU-Russian Relations: Dmitri’s other research interests focus on relations between Russia and the EU. As a guest lecturer for the Master of Arts programme in European Union Studies in the Department of Modern History at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Dmitri’s particular subject area was “Central and Eastern Europe: Prospects, problems and future relations with the EU”. In the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies he lectures on EU-Russia relations on the MPhil in Identities and Cultures of Europe. The module includes analysis of the complexity of relations between the EU and Russia and provides up-to-date information about recent developments in Russia's foreign policy.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Head of the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies (2009 - 2012; 2017; 2020 - 2025)
  • Member of the Business Studies and a Language (Russian) Management Committee  (1993-present)
  • Administrator of the year abroad and co-ordinator of the exchange programmes with the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (1993- 2022) and the School of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia (2022- present)

Research Profile