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School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Nevena Nancheva, PhD (Westminster)

Nevena

Honorary Lecturer

Email: n.nancheva@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

Senior Lecturer of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights. Studying migration and minorities.

Postgraduate Teaching

POLM090 Contemporary World Politics: Theories, Concepts, Theme

POLM091 International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context

Research

Research Interests:

Migration, minorities, nationalism, Europeanisation and Balkan politics

Examples of research funding:

Lisa Gilad Prize (2019) of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration

Publications

Books and Book Chapters 

2018. "Bacillus Bulgaricus: The Breeding of National Pride (Bulgaria)" in Venetia Congdon, Atsuko Ichijo and Ronald Ranta (eds.), The Emergence of National Food: The Dynamics of Food and Nationalism (Bloomsbury) (in press).

2018. A European Crisis: Perspectives on Refugees, Solidarity, and Europe. (Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart) - editor with T. Agarin.

2015. Between Nationalism and Europeanisation: Narratives of National Identity in Bulgaria and Macedonia (ECPR Press, Colchester).

2014. ‘Transitions, Borders and Bordering in Central Europe’ in Transitions in Regional Science – Regions in Transitions: Regional research in Central Europe, Jaroslav Koutský, Pavel Raška, Petr Dostál, Tassilo Herrschel (eds.) (Wolters-Kluwer). – with T. Herrschel.

Other Publications 

2020. '’Cleaners’ and Labourers’ on Facebook: Bulgarians in the UK between Free Movers and a Digital Diaspora' (in publication the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies).

2019. 'Eating Banitsa in London: Integration, Belonging, and the Changing Nature of Bulgarian Foodways' in Food and New Europe Special Issue in Appetite, Editors Zofia Boni, Petra Matijevic - with R. Ranta.

2018. Unsettled: Brexit and European Nationals’ Sense of Belonging. In Population Space and Place. - with R. Ranta: https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2199.

2018. "EU Responses to Refugees: the End of (Security) Community?" In A European Crisis: Perspectives on Refugees, Solidarity, and Europe. (Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart) - editor with T. Agarin, 255-284.

2017. Project Report No. 1. EU Migrants in the UK: Perceptions and Challenges of Belonging. Kingston University London: Centre for Research on Communities, Identities and Difference. Available at eu-migrants.net [1st April 2017]. - with R. Ranta.

2017. Book Review. Mann, Itamar. 2016. Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law. New York: Cambridge University Press. 244 pages. £69.99. In International Migration Review, 51 (4): 50-5. DOI: 10.1111/imre.12365.

2016. 'Securitization Reversed: Does Europeanization Improve Minority/ Majority Relations.' In Südosteuropa, 65:1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/soeu-2017-0002.

2016. 'Bulgaria's Response to Refugee Migration: Institutionalizing the Boundary of Exclusion.' Refugee Studies, 29 (4): 549-567, DOI: 10.1093/jrs/few034.

2016. 'Power and Minority Rights' in Global Encyclopaedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Ali Farazmand (ed.) (Springer, April 2016). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_1401-1.

2016. Book Review. Aisling Lyon, Decentralisation and the Management of Ethnic Conflict: Lessons from the Republic of Macedonia. Oxford: Routledge, 2016. Pp. 248. £90.00 (hbk); ISBN: 9781138944114, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 22:2, 243-245, DOI: 10.1080/13537113.2016.1169794.

2016. ‘Imagining Policies: European Integration and the European Minority Rights Regime.’ In Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 24:1, 132-148, DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2015.1056725.

2015. ‘Europeanization without Europe: the Curious Case of Bulgarian-Macedonian Relations.' In European Politics and Society, 16:2, 224-240 – with C. Koneska. DOI: 10.1080/23745118.2014.996325.

2015. ‘The Common European Asylum System and the Failure to Protect: Bulgaria’s Syrian Refugee Crisis.’ In Southeast European and Black Sea Studies; 15:4, 439-455, DOI: 10.1080/14683857.2015.1093372.

2007. ‘What Are Norms Good For? Ethnic Minorities on Bulgaria’s Way to Europe.’ In Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 2007, 23 (3): pp. 371-395. DOI: 10.1080/13523270701507048.

 

“Who deserves to be a British citizen?” in Queen Mary University of London Online available at https://hs.online.qmul.ac.uk/blog/who-deserves-to-be-a-british-citizen.

“Despicable migrants? UK’s treatment of foreign criminals will only harden after Brexit” in London School of Economics Brexit Blog at https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/08/19/particularly-despicable-migrants-uks-treatment-of-foreign-criminals-will-only-harden-after-brexit/?fbclid=IwAR2oYfuUkHtO1_TQVMpi5INnGhEwJgynG-r1SvwKh50Qe4j_KO5E5NDisjc.

 

Supervision

Happy to supervise projects within the realm of Nationalism and Migration Studies.