Dr. Irina Demetradze-Renz is an Assistant Professor at the School of Arts and Sciences at Ilia State University, Tbilisi. She teaches classes in Landscape Archaeology, Settlement Archaeology, and Material Culture and Identity. She is the author of several publications on Greek imports and Roman settlement patterns in Caucasian Iberia, and pipeline archaeology in Georgia. She is publishing a book about Roman-Iberian interactions in the Roman Imperial Period and Late Antiquity.
Dr. Demetradze-Renz was a Fulbright Scholar at the Department of Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2017-18 she was fellow of SIAS (now OSGA) Georgian Program. In June 2021 she joined Oxford School of Global and Area Studies as a Civil Society Scholar funded by the Open Society Foundations. Her research project is Nationalistic trends in Georgian Archaeology.