Publications:

Maeva, M. and Hristova, M. Cultural and Social Consequences of Emigration on the Bulgarian Society (LEFT-BEHIND), e-collection (in process of editing)

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 (in print)

 

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.