People

Dr Neli Demireva

Senior Lecturer
Department of Sociology
Dr Neli Demireva
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872640

  • Location

    6.334, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    sabbatical and buy-out 2017-2018

Profile

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sociology at the University of Essex. My research interests include migration, inter-ethnic ties, social cohesion, ethnic penalties and multiculturalism. From September 2015, I started working on the project: GEMM: Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets (as part of the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, EURO-2-2014: The European growth agenda Research and Innovation action 4: Migration, prosperity and growth) for which I am Coordinator and Principal Investigator: www.gemm2020.eu. This project addresses the challenges and barriers that European countries face in managing the mobility of persons to realize competitiveness and growth. I also continue working on my BA funded project on Understanding the Ecology of Disadvantage: Betting Agents, Crime and the British Neighbourhood. 2017 (under consideration) with Wouter Zwysen Communities Under Stress: The Long-term impact of migration on the economic prospects of vulnerable UK communities, under review by the Nuffield Foundation, £174,767 2015-2018 Coordinator and Principal Investigator, 2 498 510€GEMM: Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets (Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, EURO-2-2014: The European growth agenda Research and Innovation action 4: Migration, prosperity and growth).This project addresses the challenges and barriers that European countries face in managing the mobility of persons to realize competitiveness and growth. 2014-2016British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (£7,119): Understanding the Ecology of Disadvantage: Betting Agents, Crime and the British Neighbourhood 2014-2015Essex Experimental Lab Fund (£1,500): The Veil and Public Spaces 2014 Executive Dean Fund, Essex University (£9,500): Multiculturalism as Innovation; Project website: www.multiculturalismexperiments.org 2013-2014 John Fell OUP Research Fund (£7,300) Experiments on Multiculturalism 2010-2012 British Academy Small Research Grant (£2,500) Ethno-religious Diversity and Trust, SG091097

Qualifications

  • 2005-2009 DPhil in Sociology, University of Oxford, St.Johns College. Thesis: Ethnic Penalties, Job Search and the British Labour Market

  • 2004-2005 MSc in Sociology, University of Oxford, St. Johns College. Thesis: Ethnic Intermarriage in Britain

Research and professional activities

Research interests

social cohesion

multiculturalism and civic integration

crime and neighbourhood effects

job search and labour market inclusion

Current research

inter-ethnic ties

social cohesion

ethnic penalties and multiculturalism

Conferences and presentations

28th -29th September 2017. University of Amsterdam, Department of Sociology Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS) Ethnic inequality in the labour market: Cross-national perspectives and causal analysis, with Wouter Zwysen: Does the ethnic composition of a local area affect the labour market outcomes of the majority, migrants and minorities in Europe (Paper presentation)

12th-15th of August, 2017. ASA Annual Meeting Montreal, Cultural barriers to the successful integration of minorities in Britain (Paper presentation)

7th-10th of August, 2017. RC28 New York, The Labour Market Incorporation of Migrant Women: A cross-nationally comparative analysis based on the European Social Values Survey (Paper presentation)

19th-22nd of August, 2016. ASA Annual Meeting, Seattle. Types and context of minority bonding and bridging and the role of networks in the integration process (Paper presentation)

27th of May, 2016. RC28 Singapore. The role of associational bonding and associational bridging in facilitating minority involvement and Integration (with Ananthi Al Ramiah) (Paper presentation)

18th of May, 2016. Invited Presentation. Ties that bind and ties that dont an examination of the role of social ties, neighbourhood embeddedness and social cohesion outcomes. CREST, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Paris (Paper presentation)

October, 2014. TedX talk, Lakeside theatre Multiculturalism: Dead or Alive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cusOg1CaO48 (Outreach event_

November, 2014. A series of public talks and outreach events on Betting shops and local communities, Colchester, Clacton Town Hall as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.) (Outreach event)

Publications

Journal articles (9)

Demireva, NV. and Zwysen, W., Who benefits most from host country investments? Evidence of heterogeneous labour market returns to host country investments by migrant motivation. Social Science Research

Demireva, NV. and Zwysen, Ethnic and migrant penalties in job quality in the UK: the role of residential concentration and occupational clustering. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Demireva, NV. and Zwysen, The individual and contextual barriers that migrant and second generation minority men face on their path to successful labour market incorporation in Europe

Demireva, NV. and Lo Iacono, S., The interplay between betting shops violent and non-violent crime in Britain

Russell Jonsson, K. and Demireva, NV., Does the ethno-religious diversity of a neighbourhood affect the perceived health of its residents?. Social Science and Medicine

Demireva, NV. and Heath, A., (2017). Minority Embeddedness and Economic Integration: Is Diversity or Homogeneity Associated with Better Employment Outcomes?. Social Inclusion. 5 (1), 20-20

Demireva, NV. and Heath, A., (2014). Diversity and the Civic Spirit in British Neighbourhoods: An Investigation with MCDS and EMBES 2010 Data. Sociology

Heath, A. and Demireva, NV., (2013). Has multiculturalism failed in Britain?. Ethnic and Racial Studies

Demireva, NV., (2011). New Migrants in the UK: Employment Patterns and Occupational Attainment. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 37 (4), 637-655

Book chapters (2)

Demireva, NV. and Heath, A., (2015). Informal, Associational Bonding and Associational Bridging: Which Ties Matter Most for Minority Involvement and Integration?. In: Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Social Capital. Editors: Li, Y., . Edward Elgar Publishing. 978 0 85793 584 7

Demireva, NV., (2014). Social Cohesion in Britain: Key Facts, Challenges and Responses. In: Social Cohesion - Addressing Social Divides in Europe and Asia. Editors: Hofmeister, W. and Rueppel, P., . Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung and European Union. 161- 174. 978-981-09-2115-6

Grants and funding

2015

GEMM

European Commission (H2020)

2014

Understanding the Ecology of Disadvantage: Betting Agents, Crime and the British Neighbourhood

The British Academy

Contact

nvdem@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872640

Location:

6.334, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

sabbatical and buy-out 2017-2018