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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. Recently I began work on a solo research project concerning prisoner rights’ advocacy in Palestine-Israel.

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.

I have a broad range of teaching and administrative experience and have been responsible for convening and designing core and elective modules at all levels. Subjects I have taught include classical and contemporary sociological theory, global studies, media, political communication, qualitative research methods, and philosophies of social science.

Modules I teach in Sociology at Warwick include Class and Capitalism in the Neoliberal World, Gender Analysis and Development Practice, and Understanding Social Science.


Refereed Journal Articles

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

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 Chapters

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.

Book Reviews

Todorova T. (2012) Book Review of ‘Recording Memories from Political Violence: A Filmmaker’s Journey, Cahal McLaughlin (2010)’ in Journal of Media Practice, 12: 2.

Non-refereed writing

Todorova, T (2015) ‘Warehousing Palestine’ on,

Todorova T. (2013) ‘Interview with Sara Motta: Priestesses of the Encrucijada/Crossroads’ in New Left Project,

Todorova, T. (2011) ‘Cutting Women Out of the Frame’ in New Left Project,

Todorova, T. (2011) ‘Special Report: What’s left of the Israeli Left’ in Ceasefire Magazine,

Todorova, T. (2011) ‘Special Report: After Palestinian Statehood’ in Ceasefire Magazine,

Todorova, T. (2011) ‘Special Report: House Demolition in the West Bank’ in Ceasefire Magazine,

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

Todorova, T. (2011) ‘Special Report: The Russell Tribunal on Palestine’ in Ceasefire Magazine,


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

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’.

May, 17th – 19th 2013, ‘(Im)possibly Queer International Feminisms’, 2nd Annual IFjP Conference, University of Sussex. Paper entitled: The (Im)possibly Queer Border: The Case of Anarchists Against the Wall, Israel-Palestine’.

August, 2nd – 4th 2012 ‘Leaving the Camp: Gender Analysis across real and perceived divides’, 1st IFjP Conference, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Paper entitled: ‘Transgressing Borders: The Activist Researcher in the Context of Transnational Conflict’

April, 28th 2012 ‘Marginal Cartographies: Researching Beyond Borders’, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. Paper entitled: ‘Between Action and Theory: activism and research in the context of transnational conflict’


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