Collections:

Maeva, M., M. Slavkova and M. Hristova (eds.) (2023). “Between the Worlds of Old and New Homes”. Vol. 5. Sofia: IEFSEM & Paradigma (forthcoming)

Team members’ papers:

  • Hristova, M. Migration and Family Dynamics: Viewpoints of Bulgaria’s Left Behind;
  • Maeva, M. Hybridization Of Transnational Social Care;
  • Popcheva, J. Varshets – The Town of Badante Women’ – 13 Years Later (Migration Impact Upon
    Families Left-Behind);
  • Stoyanova, P. The left-behind siblings;
  • Shopova, B. Labour Migration Impact on Living Conditions of Left-Behind Bulgarian Muslims
    Families;
  • Slavkova, M. The Uncertainties Facing the Female Researcher Conducting Fieldwork Among
    Migrant Children;
  • Erolova, Y. Emigration Consequences and Well-Being among Muslim Roma in Northeast
    Bulgaria.

Publications:

Maeva, M. (Im)Mobility and Multi Local Living of Left Behind in Bulgaria. In: Jena, S. K. (Eds.) Diaspora in Transition: Post-Colonial Icebergs. Springer, 2024, (forthcoming).

Maeva, M. Transnationalism and Elderly Left-Behind in Bulgaria. Südosteuropa-Jahrbuch, Herbst. Proceedings of the International Academic Week at Tutzing, October 2022. Petar Lang, 2024 (forthcoming).

Hristova, M. European Values and Changing Perspectives on Bulgaria from the Left behind Young People. Migration Letters (2024) (forthcoming).

Shopova, B. Water Scares as a Disaster (on Examples from Omurtag town and Region) – In: Tsaneva, Е., М. Мaeva, Y. Erolova (eds.). Disasters. Anthropology Perspectives. Proceedings on International conference “Ethnography of Disasters”, Sofia, 11-12 May 2021, Prof. Marin Drinov Publishing House of BAS, 2022, 229 – 239.

 

Conference Participations:

18 – 21.11.2021 – part of project team
Hybrid panel: At the Intersection of Cultures: Migrants and the Left-Behind Family Members
Event: 53 Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention, New Orleans, LA, USA

with the following papers:

  • Assist. Prof. Magdalena Slavkova, PhD – Paternal Migration and the Gypsy/Roma Children in School Age;
  • Julia Popcheva, Assist. Prof. Behrin Shopova, PhD – Spouses Left-behind – Gender Migration Impact upon Separated Families;
  • Assist. Prof. Mina Hristova, PhD – The Left-behind: Media Representations, Stereotypes, and Images;
  • Assist. Prof. Plamena Stoyanova, PhD – The Impact of Migration on the Seniors Left Behind in Bulgaria.

 

25 – 26.11.2021 – Julia Popcheva
Paper: When Grandmother is Babysitting: Childcare Mobility of Middle-aged and Senior Women
Event: 5th International Conference on Multilocality ‘Territorialities of Multilocality’ – Sofia, Bulgaria

15 – 19.11.2021 – Assist. Prof. Yelis Erolova, PhD
Paper: Effects of Emigration on Roma Families Left-Behind in North-Eastern Bulgaria
Event: International Online Conference “Social Inequalities and Quality of Life”, organized by the Research Institute for Quality of Life at the Romanian Academy and the Romanian Sociological Association

3 – 4.11.2021 – Accos. Prof. Mila Maeva
Paper: Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Managerial Innovation: Creativity and innovation in times of crisis
Event: International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Managerial Innovation
Under the theme: Creativity and innovation in times of crisis
ENCG Dakhla, Dakhla, Morocco

6 – 9.07.2021 – Assist. Prof. Yelis Erolova, PhD
Paper: A Modern Tale about Vardun’s Gypsies
Event: 14th Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia, Tomsk, Russia

6 – 9.07.2021 – Julia Popcheva
Paper: Badante in Italy – Wives and Mothers in Bulgaria: female migration impact upon left-behind relatives
Event: 14th Congress of Anthropologists and Ethnologists of Russia, Tomsk, Russia

11 – 12.05.2021 – Assist. Prof. Behrin Shopova, PhD
Paper: Water Shortage as a Disaster (following the examples of Omurtag and region)
Event: International Conference ‘Ethnography of Disasters’, Sofia, Bulgaria

10.02.2021 – Assist. Prof. Magdalena Slavkova, PhD
Paper: Consequences of emigration on Roma families in Asparukhovo neighborhood, Varna
Event: National Round Table ‘On the Power of Knowledge and Love for Science’, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Fieldwork:

Online survey in Bulgarian: link

5 – 11.10.2021 – Varna and Balchik cities – by Assist. Prof. Yelis Erolova, PhD;
03., 09. – 10.2021 – Sofia – by Accos. Prof. Mila Maeva, PhD;
27.09 – 02.10.2021 – Breznitza, Ribnovo, Kornitza, Debren villages – by Assist. Prof. Behrin Shopova, PhD;
12 – 15.09.2021 – Burgas region – by Assist. Prof. Plamena Stoyanova, PhD;
06.2021 – Varna – by Accos. Prof. Mila Maeva, PhD;
12 – 20.05.2021 – Sofia – by Assist. Prof. Plamena Stoyanova, PhD;
14 – 17.04.2021 – Omurtag town and region – by Assist. Prof. Behrin Shopova, PhD;
01 – 12.2021 – virtual field work with interviewees from Bulgaria, France, Italy both emigrants and left-behinds – by Julia Popcheva;
28.08.2020 – Town of Mezdra – by Julia Popcheva;
21 – 26.08.2020 – Town of Levski and Malchika village – by Julia Popcheva;
20 – 30.08.2020 – Gotse Delchev town and region – by Assist. Prof. Behrin Shopova, PhD and Assist. Prof. Yelis Erolova, PhD;
14 – 19.08.2020 – Montana town and region – by Julia Popcheva;
07.2020 – Town of Yambol – by Assist. Prof. Plamena Stoyanova, PhD;
30.07 – 09.08.2020 – Targovishte and Omurtag towns and regions – by Accos. Prof. Mila Maeva, PhD, Assist. Prof. Yelis Erolova, PhD, Assist. Prof. Plamena Stoyanova, PhD, Assist. Prof. Behrin Shopova, PhD, Assist. Prof. Mina Hristova, PhD.