Iago Gocheleishvili

Senior Lecturer, Persian Studies


Courses Taught

  • Elementary Persian/Farsi I
  • Elementary Persian/Farsi II
  • Intermediate Persian/Farsi IIntermediate Persian/Farsi II
  • History of Iran
  • State and Society in Modern Iran (Through Film & Literature)

Research Focus

  • Iranian Constitutional Movement in the Caucasian Narrative.
  • Popular Perceptions of the Russo-Iranian Relations in the Russian and Iranian Imperial Borderlands in the late 19th-early 20th century
  • Constitutionalism and Constitutional Movements in the late 19th - early 20th - century Middle East
  • Religious and Cultural Aspects of the Mongol Rule in the 13th-14th-century Middle East
  • 13th-14th-century Historiography of  Ilkhanid Iran
  • Interfaith and  Cross-cultural Relations in the Communities from the Middle East and Europe in 19th-century Russian Empire
  •  Political Elite  and Prospects for Democracy in Modern Iran


  • Modern Persian for Elementary Level, Like A Nightingale, Iago Gocheleishvili (Anthem Press, London, New York, 2020)

  • 'The Caucasus Before 1500 CE', The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition, Part 2014-4, Leiden-Boston, Brill, 2014.

  • ‘Georgian Sources on the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911): Sergo Gamdlishvili’s Memoirs of the Gilan Resistance’. Reprinted in Iranian-Russian Encounters: Empires and Revolutions Since 1800, ed. Stephanie Cronin (London: Routledge, 2012)

  • Introducing Georgian Sources for the Historiography of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911), in:   Iran's Constitutional Revolution, Popular Politics, Cultural Transformations and Transnational Connections, eds. H.E. Chehabi and Vanessa Martin, I.B.Tauris, 2010
  • Georgian Sources on the Iranian Constitutional Revolution (1905-1911): Sergo Gamdlishvili's Memoirs of the Gilan Resistance, in: "Iranian Studies", vol. 40, number 1, 2007.
  • Georgian Connections of the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911, in: "Central Eurasian Studies Review", vol. 5, 1, 2006.
  • From the History of Relations between the Ilkhanate and the Golden Horde, in: "Near East and Georgia", IV, Tbilisi, 2005.
  • From the History of South Caucasus during the Ilkhanid Rule, in: Orientalist II, Tbilisi, 2003-2004.
  • Domestic policies of the Ilkhan Ahmad-Tekudar (1282-1284), in: "Near East and Georgia", III, Tbilisi, 2002.
  • The first Georgian Newspaper - "Sakartvelos Gazeti", in: "Perspective-XXI", 4, Tbilisi, 2002 (Paper published with the support of INTAS).
  • From the History of the Interrelation between Iran and Georgia in the 13th century, in: Bulletin of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, v. 165, 3, Tbilisi, 2002.
  • Status of Religions in the Ilkhanate under the first Ilkhans, in: "Perspective-XXI", 2, The Georgian Academy of Sciences, Center for the Research of the Democratic and Regional Development, Tbilisi, 2001.
  • Qiiam-e Tekudar-Oghul, Az Tarikh-e Ravabet-e Iran va Gorjestan dar Qarne Sizdahom-e Miladi, in: "Az Diiar-e Ashna", Bulletin of the papers of the Faculties of Persian Language and Literature of the Universities of Georgia, vol. 2, Tbilisi, 2001. (Persian)

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