I hold a BA in Journalism Studies from the University of Skopje and an MA in Ethnic and Minority Studies from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. My MA dissertation investigated migration discourses in the Brexit campaign and focused on the absence of women in the construction of immigrants, the Orientalising of undesired immigrants and the nationalist discourse driven by colonial-imperial nostalgia. In Skopje, I spent long years as a peace activist and was involved in an oral history project gathering war-time testimonies. In Budapest, I was involved in journal editing and research on minority and cultural issues. My research interests include migration studies, race and ethnicity as social constructs, and colonial history.
Within MOVES, my research deals with the social and cultural transformations brought about by Caribbean migration to Britain in light of the colonial reality and legacy, covering three points in history between the early modern (and colonial) period and the present. Relying on post- and decolonial theory, it aims to foreground the impact that Caribbean presence has had in the racialization of the British polity, and to reconsider the foundational role of this presence in the persisting mythologies depicting a Britain whose ‘face’ is changing in view of the mass arrivals of non-white ‘others’. I am particularly interested in migration discourses and their evolvement in securitising discourses, the role of women migrants and of gender discourses, and migrants’ resistance to local hostility, all these examined at their intersections with the idea of racial difference.