Iva holds a BA in Journalism Studies from the University of Skopje and an MA in Ethnic and Minority Studies from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. Her prior research investigated migration discourses in the Brexit campaign and focused on the absence of the female figure in the construction of immigrants, the Orientalising of undesired immigrants and the nationalist discourse driven by colonial-imperial nostalgia. Her research interests include migration policy, knowledge production on immigrants, race and ethnicity as social constructs, nationalism, and colonial history.

As part of project MOVES, Iva is based at Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 and Charles University Prague. Her doctoral research examines discourses on immigrant integration to understand how “integration” is imagined by various social actors across. She is interested to see how immigrants are framed in reference to it and how this narrative is implicated within wider systems of oppression, notably the racial order, patriarchy and capitalist reproduction. To this end, she investigates three key sites and their interrelations – scientific discourses in elite migration academic journals and policy discourses on a national (the UK) and a supranational level (the EU) – in order to unpack the co-production, between policy and research, of the integrationist paradigm in Europe. She is currently a board member of the IMISCOE Standing Committee “Reflexive Migration Studies”.

Academic Publications

Iva Dodevska. “The Architecture of Race in the British Immigration and Citizenship Regime: The Figure of the Undesirable ‘Other.'” Journal of Identity and Migration Studies 15: 2 (Autumn/Winter 2021).

Iva Dodevska. “The ‘Self’ And The ‘Other’ In Postcolonial Britain: Towards A Genealogy Of The British Immigration Regime.” The Migration Conference 2020 Proceedings: Migration and Politics. Transnational Press London: 2020.

Conference Presentations

“Reproducing Hegemonic Structures? A Critical Review of Current Paradigms in Migration Research.” 17th IMISCOE Annual Conference: Crossing borders, connecting cultures, University of Luxembourg, 1-3 July 2020.

“The ‘Self’ and the ‘Other’ in Postcolonial Britain: Towards a Genealogy of the British Immigration Regime.” The Migration Conference 2020, South-East European University, Tetovo, 9-11 September 2020.

“Epistemic Racism? The Conspicuous Absence of Race in Migration Research.” PSA Annual Conference 2021 (SG Race, Migration and Intersectionality), Queen’s University Belfast, 29-31 March 2021.

“The Coloniality of Integrationism: Mapping ‘Immigrant Integration’ Research.”   PSA Conference 2022, University of York, 10-13 April 2022.

“Constructing Knowledge on Integration in EU Policy and Academic Research.” MOVES End-of-Project Conference, FU Berlin, 14-17 June 2022.

“The Coloniality of Integrationism: The Co-production of Knowledge on Immigrant Integration in EU Policy and Academic Research.” 19th IMISCOE Annual Conference, Oslo MET, 29 June-1 July 2022.