Stoyanka Eneva holds a PhD in Political Science from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, a BA and MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the same university and a BA in Spanish Philology from Sofia University, Bulgaria. Her research interests are focused on the broad field of urban studies with special emphasis on gender, economic and racial relations and inequalities. She has collaborated in different national and international research projects such as :
- ¨PROTO_LOCAL. New municipalism: city councils, social movements and urban politics in Spain”, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy (CSO 2015-68314-P);
- ¨CONTESTED_CITIES, contested spatialities of urban neoliberalism. Dialogues between Emerging spaces of citizenship in Europe and Latin America¨, funded by the European Commission (FP7-PEOPLE-PIRSES-GA-2012-318944).
Selected publications / Presentations:
- Eneva, S. (2022). Between hope and despair: how racism and anti-racism produce Madrid. In Picker, G. y Ha, N. (Eds). Knowing European cities. Modernity, race and colonialism, 213 – 234. Manchester University Press, Manchester;
- “Consequences of COVID-19 and gender-based inequalities in Bulgaria”. Labour, living standards and social stratification: trends and challenges. First Annual Scientific Conference of the Institute for Social and Trade Union Studies. Sofia, 28.06.2022.
- No escape from the neighbourhood: racism and anti-racist spaces in Madrid. IUAES Congress, Legacies and Next Generation Anthropology. Online edition, 09-14.03.2021;
- Eneva, S. (2018) Contested identities and ethnicities on the marketplace. Sofia´s city centre between the East and the West of Europe. In González, S. (Ed.). Contested markets, contested cities: Gentrification and urban justice in retail spaces, 150-165. Routledge, London and New York.
Care Work, Migration and (Im)Possible Solidarities: The cases of Bulgarian female care workers in Greece and Spain
The present project proposes an analysis of the struggles for rights and against discrimination of migrant female care workers based on the case study of Bulgarian migrants in Spain and Greece. Informed by the literature on migration and decoloniality on the one hand, and the literature on social movements on the other, the project seeks to contribute to a dialogue between theoretical perspectives and geographical contexts, as well as to make a novel empirical contribution. It raises the issue of the unequal geographical distribution of mobilizations and organization of women workers in the care sector under similar problems and conditions, and the need for a more nuanced understanding of the factors that contribute to an organization that targets labour, women and migrant´s rights and those that inhibit it. Through the use of qualitative methodologies, the project aims to collect data that will help to build a comparative overview between Bulgarian migrants in different countries, between mobilised and unorganised women workers and between different generations of Bulgarian migrants in terms of struggles for their rights.