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Spela Drnovsek Zorko

Špela is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow working on a research project provisionally entitled “Toward a diasporic postsocialism: ‘race’, migration, and genealogies of encounter”. The project investigates how Central and East European migrants in Britain articulate their encounters with race and coloniality, and asks whether and how these encounters might be read against a historical background of Cold War internationalism. As such it draws on recent debates about racializing Central-East European studies while also arguing for the need to extend debates about race and migration beyond the conjuncture of ‘post-Brexit Britain’. Prior to taking up the fellowship, Špela obtained her PhD in Anthropology at SOAS, University of London, on the concept of intergenerational knowledge among former Yugoslav migrants. During her PhD she was an Early Career Fellow in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging’ (CoHaB), and has also worked at SOAS as a Senior Teaching Fellow.


Room: E0.10