Neli Demireva

Lecturer in Sociology

College: Nuffield

Research Areas: Political Sociology.

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Email: Neli Demireva

Tel.: 01206 872640

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Dr. Neli Demireva is a Lecturer in Sociology at Essex University. She completed an MSc in Sociology and a DPhil in Sociology at the University of Oxford, St. John's College. Her research interests include migration, inter-ethnic ties, social cohesion, ethnic penalties and multiculturalism. She has published in leading journals in the field: Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration studies; the International Journal of Comparative Sociology and have prepared several policy reports on issues of ethnicity and migration. She currently holds a BA grant on "Understanding the Ecology of Disadvantage: Betting Agents, Crime and the British Neighbourhood" and an Executive Dean Fund grant "Multiculturalism as Innovation" focusing on attitudes towards multiculturalism.

Her research interests include ethnic minorities and their labour market performance, job search, social capital, social networks, diversity and community cohesion. Neli currently holds a five-year post-doctoral research fellowship at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Neli has also been an active participant in the Ethnicity and Immigration Research Group of Economic Change, Quality of Life and Social Cohesion (Equalsoc) Network. For several years now, she has been working on a collaborative cross-national Equalsoc project on the labour market trajectories of new immigrants in seven European countries. Her specific focus has been the British labour market and the occupational attainment of the increasingly Europeanized post-1990s immigration waves.