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Teodora Todorova

I joined Warwick Sociology in September 2016. Prior to that I lectured in Sociology at the University of Nottingham between 2014 and 2016, and I taught in the department of Culture, Film and Media between 2010 and 2014. I completed my PhD in Critical Theory in 2013, and an MA in Post-Conflict Cultures in 2009 in the Department of Culture, Film and Media at The University of Nottingham.

My research is 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 decolonial 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.

Teaching in 2022-2023

Term 1:

SO360 State Crime, Human Rights and Global Wrongs.

SO9C2 Understanding Social Science.

Term 2:

SO126 Class and Capitalism in the Neoliberal World.

SO242 Designing and Conducting Social Research.

Administrative Duties in 2022-2023

I am the Joint Undergraduate Degree Programme Director for Politics and Sociology, Law and Sociology, History and Sociology, and GSD and Sociology.

Academic Citizenship

Council for BRISMES (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies) 2020 - 2023.

Chair of BRISMES sub-committee on Public Outreach and Pedagogy.



Decolonial Solidarity in Palestine-Israel: Settler Colonialism and Resistance from Within, 2021. London: Zed

Articles and 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

'Samuel Burgum, Occupying London: Post-Crash Resistance and the Limits of Possibility, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.' in Antipode Online; available at

‘James Eastwood, Ethics as a Weapon of War: Militarism and Morality in Israel, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.’ in Antipode Online ; available 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 Online; available at

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

Public Engagement

BRISMES - New Voices in Middle Eastern Studies -

WICID Inaugural Lecture - Mahmood Mamdani "Neither Settler Nor Native".

Non-refereed writing

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

‘Warehousing Palestine’ (2015) on,

Awards and Nominations

2022: Nominated for Warwick Award in Teaching Excellence.

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.


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