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Teodora Todorova

To date my research has been concerned with theories and practices of ethico-political responsibility in the context of ethno-nationalist conflict. I have worked on gendered violence and post-conflict reconciliation in Bosnia Herzegovina, and on solidarity activism in Palestine-Israel. More broadly, my work is concerned with grassroots activism and transnational civil society responses to gendered and racialised power and state violence. I am developing a solo research project on transnational human rights advocacy for the Palestinian Prisoners.

Prior to joining the Sociology department in Warwick in September 2016 I was based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Nottingham where I worked as a teaching-focus Assistant Professor. I completed my PhD in Critical Theory in 2013, and an MA in Post-Conflict Cultures in 2009 (with Distinction) in the Department of Culture, Film and Media at The University of Nottingham.

Teaching in 2019-2020

Term 1:

SO336 Social Movements and Political Action

SO92C Understanding Social Science

Term 2:

SO126 Class and Capitalism in the Neoliberal World

SO360 State Crime, Human Rights and Global Wrongs (NEW in 2019-2020)


Articles and Book Chapters

Todorova T. (2019) ‘Vulnerability as a politics of decolonial solidarity: The case of The Anarchists Against the Wall’ in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power,

Todorova, T. (2015) ‘Reframing binationalism in Palestine-Israel as settler decolonisation’ in Antipode: a radical journal of Geography, 47:5.

Todorova, T, (2013) ‘Bearing Witness to Al Nakba in a Time of Denial’ in Matar, Dina and Harb, Zahera, eds., Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communication Practices in Lebanon and Palestine. London: I.B. Tauris.

Todorova, T. (2011) ‘Giving Memory a Future’: confronting the legacy of mass rape in post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina’ in Journal of International Women’s Studies Special Issue Vol. 12, No. 2. .1

Book Reviews

‘James Eastwood, Ethics as a Weapon of War: Militarism and Morality in Israel, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.’ In in Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 2017; first available online at

‘Frances S. Hasso and Zakia Salime (eds), Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revolutions, Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.’ in Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, 2017; first available online at

‘Cahal McLaughlin, Recording Memories from Political Violence: A Filmmaker’s Journey, 2010.’ in Journal of Media Practice, 2012, 12: 2.

Non-refereed writing

‘Securing Human Rights in an Age of Securitisation’ (2018) in Council for British Research in the Levant,

‘Warehousing Palestine’ (2015) on,

‘Interview with Sara Motta: Priestesses of the Encrucijada/Crossroads’ (2013) in New Left Project,

‘Cutting Women Out of the Frame’ (2011) in New Left Project,

‘Special Report: What’s left of the Israeli Left’ (2011) in Ceasefire Magazine,

‘Special Report: After Palestinian Statehood’ (2011) in Ceasefire Magazine,

‘Special Report: House Demolition in the West Bank’ (2011) in Ceasefire Magazine,

‘Special Report: The Real Housing Crisis in Israel' (2011) in Ceasefire Magazine,

‘Special Report: The Russell Tribunal on Palestine’ (2011) in Ceasefire Magazine,

Awards and Nominations

2019: Nominated for Warwick Award in Teaching Excellence.

2018: Nominated for Warwick Award in Teaching Excellence.

2018: Senior Visiting Fellowship at The Kenyon Institute in Jerusalem, Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL)

2017: Warwick Faculty of Social Science Research Forum Funding for Palestine Today Conference, co-organised by Law, PAIS and Sociology.

2017: Warwick Sociology Funding for Palestine Today Conference.

2017: BSA Early Career Forum Regional Event Funding.

2015: Nominated for Students’ Union Staff Oscar in the categories of Teaching: Best All-Rounder, and Personal Tutor: Best All-Rounder.

2009: Winner of the FWSA (Feminist and Women’s Studies Association) Student Essay Competition.

Selected Conferences and Seminars

July, 19th 2018 ‘Decolonial Solidarity in Palestine-Israel: The Case of Anarchists Against the Wall’, ISA World Congress of Sociology, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Canada.

June, 26th 2018 ‘Theorising Race in the Israeli Settler Colony’, BRISMES Annual Conference, King’s College London.

March, 18th, 2016 ‘Transnationalising human rights advocacy for political prisoners in Israel-Palestine’, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, 7th Global Conference on Experiencing Prison, Hungary Budapest.

June, 15th 2015 ‘Crossing colonial borders: internationalising the de-colonial struggle in Palestine-Israel’, The Government of Postcolonial Citizenship and Migration Workshop, The University of Sheffield.

June, 16th – 18th 2014, ‘The Middle East in Global Perspective: Interactions Across Time and Space’, Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), University of Sussex. Paper entitled: ‘Reframing Israel-Palestine’.

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