OSGA’s Georgian language teacher, Lia Chokoshvili, has been awarded a prestigious ‘Georgian Diaspora Award’ for 2021. Since 2018, the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in corporation with the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the EU-funded project ENIGMMA (Enhancing Georgia’s Migration Management) has given awards to distinguished Georgians working abroad, as recognition for for their outstanding work promoting Georgia.
Winners are announced in several categories and in 2021 Lia was a winner in the ‘Outstanding Scientific Contribution’ category.
Commenting on her award, Lia said “This was such a great honour for me, recognising my work at the University of Oxford. The award really belongs to the great team at Oxford that has supported me over the years, including those from the Marjory Wardrop Fund, Dr Gillian Evison, Professor Donald Rayfield and Professor Christopher Gerry (Head of OSGA) but also and perhaps mostly - to all of my many students who have worked so hard, from beginners level to advanced translation level, for many years. Well done everyone!”
You can find out more about OSGA’s Georgian programme, hosted within our Russian, Eurasian and East European programme, here.