Dr Nevena Nancheva


I joined Kingston in 2015. My main remit has been taking care of undergraduates, teaching at all levels and discharging the duties of level tutor. I enjoy teaching and I am keen to develop my pedagogy. I am recognised Fellow of the HEA.

I am a Migration Studies scholar. My recent research has explored European migration, with a focus on EU migrants in the UK around Brexit. I also lead a project on the role of the ethnic food shop in community inclusion and business recovery. I have previously studied the governance of national minorities, forced migration, and the articulation and experience of difference in Europe and beyond. 

My research has been funded by the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Regional Studies Association, the Mayor of London, as well as by Kingston's own Centre for Research on Communities, Identity and Difference. 

I have supervised doctoral candidates to successful completion and I am keen to take on interesting new projects.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Politics, International Relations and Human Rights


  • 2013 PhD International Relations, University of Westminster
  • 2006 MA Politics and Security, University College London
  • 2004 Magister International Relations, University of Sofia


Areas of specialism

  • Migration
  • Identity
  • Europeanisation
  • Community inclusion and integration
  • Minorities


Number of items: 20.


Ranta, Ronald, Mulrooney, Hilda, Nancheva, Nevena and Bhakta, Dee (2022) Rethinking food banks : how crises are recasting food aid in the UK. News & Opinion,

Nancheva, Nevena (2022) Cleaners and labourers on Facebook? Bulgarians in the UK between free movers and a digital diaspora. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 48(13), pp. 3221-3239. ISSN (print) 1369-183X

Nancheva, Nevena and Ranta, Ronald (2022) Do they need to integrate? The place of EU citizens in the UK and the problem of integration. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 45(10), pp. 1983-2003. ISSN (print) 0141-9870

Ranta, Ronald and Nancheva, Nevena (2019) Eating banitsa in London : re-inventing Bulgarian foodways in the context of inter-EU migration. Appetite, 139, pp. 67-74. ISSN (print) 0195-6663

Ranta, Ronald and Nancheva, Nevena (2019) Unsettled : Brexit and European Union nationals' sense of belonging. Population, Space and Place, 25(1), e2199. ISSN (print) 1544-8444

Nancheva, Nevena [Reviewer] (2017) Book Review of: 'Humanity at sea : maritime migration and the foundations of international law' by Itamar Mann. International Migration Review, 51(4), e50-e51. ISSN (print) 0197-9183

Nancheva, Nevena (2017) Securitization reversed. Does Europeanization improve minority/majority relations? Suedost-Europa, 65(1), pp. 10-34. ISSN (print) 0722-480X

Nancheva, Nevena (2016) Bulgaria’s response to refugee migration : institutionalizing the boundary of exclusion. Journal of Refugee Studies, 26(4), pp. 549-567. ISSN (print) 0951-6328

Nancheva, Nevena [Reviewer] (2016) Book review of: 'Decentralisation and the management of ethnic conflict : lessons from the Republic of Macedonia' by Aisling Lyon. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, 22(2), pp. 243-245. ISSN (print) 1353-7113

Nancheva, Nevena (2016) Imagining policies : European integration and the European minority rights regime. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 24(1), pp. 132-148. ISSN (print) 1478-2804

Nancheva, Nevena (2015) The Common European Asylum System and the failure to protect : Bulgaria's Syrian refugee crisis. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 15(4), pp. 439-455. ISSN (print) 1468-3857


Nancheva, Nevena (2015) Between nationalism and Europeanisation : narratives of national identity in Bulgaria and Macedonia. Colchester, U.K. : ECPR Press. 222p. ISBN 9781785521430

Book Section

Nancheva, Nevena (2019) 'Bacillus Bulgaricus' : the breeding of national pride. In: Ichijo, Atsuko , Johannes, Venetia and Ranta, Ronald, (eds.) The emergence of national food : the dynamics of food and nationalism. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 61-72. ISBN 9781350074132

Nancheva, Nevena and Agarin, Timofey (2018) A European crisis : perspectives on refugees, Europe, and solidarity. In: Nancheva, Nevena and Agarin, Timofey, (eds.) A European crisis : perspectives on refugees, solidarity, and Europe. Stuttgart, Germany : Ibidem Verlag. pp. 7-28. ISBN 9783838211244

Nancheva, Nevena (2016) Power and minority rights. In: Farazmand, Ali, (ed.) Global encyclopaedia of public administration, public policy, and governance. London, U.K. : Springer. ISBN 9783319209272

Conference or Workshop Item

Mulrooney, H., Bhakta, D., Lake, S., Nancheva, N. and Ranta, R. (2023) Moving away from food banks - social supermarkets as an innovation offering consumer choice & potential dietary diversity. In: Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2023 - Nutrition at key stages of the lifecycle; 3-6 Jul 2023, Liverpool, U.K.. (In Press)

Bhakta, D., Mulrooney, H., Sattaoui, I., Illingworth, S., Ranta, R., Nancheva, N., Dawson, R. and Dawson, N. (2023) Assessment of energy and nutrient content of a recipe food box for schoolchildren “Nutrition in a BRITE Box”. In: Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2023 - Nutrition at key stages of the lifecycle; 3-6 Jul 2023, Liverpool, U.K.. (In Press)

Mulrooney, H., Bhakta, D., Aghili, A., Illingworth, S., Nancheva, N. and Ranta, R. (2023) Food insecurity in students ; harnessing community and university resources to address it. In: Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2023 - Nutrition at key stages of the lifecycle; 3-6 Jul 2023, Liverpool, U.K.. (In Press)


Nancheva, Nevena and Cinpoes, Radu (2021) EU migration and mobility : the impact of Covid-19. (Project Report) Kingston University. 14 p. (Covid Policy Briefs)

Finn, Peter [Editor], Cinpoes, Radu [Author-contributor], Ichijo, Atsuko [Author-contributor], Ledger, Robert [Author-contributor], Nancheva, Nevena [Author-contributor], Pettitt, Robin [Author-contributor] and Ranta, Ronald [Author-contributor] (2020) Covid-19 and democracy, first cut policy analyses : country case studies. (Project Report) Kingston University. 92 p.

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