Mariya Ivancheva

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  • United Kingdom

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- Higher education, leadership and management - Academic and teaching labour and industrial relations - Digital education, outsourcing and automation - Gender/race/class/intersectional inequalities and social justice in education - Global historical and geopolitical topics in education incl. socialist and alternative university experiments

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Personal Statement

Mariya Ivancheva is an anthropologist and sociologist of higher education and labour. She has carried out historically grounded and theoretically informed ethnographic fieldwork and interdisciplinary mixed-method research in different regions of the world, including Eastern and Western Europe, South America and Southern Africa.   

Her academic and research-driven advocacy work focus on the casualisation and digitalisation of academic labour, the re/production of intersectional inequalities at universities and high-skilled labour markets, and the role of academic and student communities in broader processes of social change especially in transitions to/from socialism.

As an engaged scholar she has been a member of a number of research-led platforms, working on national, international and EU-level on topics of anti-racism, labour rights, gender and financial justice, e.g. LeftEast, LevFem, Essential Autonomous Struggles Transnational (E.A.S.T.) and PrecAnthro.

On the basis of her anti-precarity work with the latter group in 2021-2023 she has been elected as a President of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA).

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, Central European University

External positions

President, European Association of Social Anthropologists

1 Feb 20211 Dec 2023

Keywords

  • higher education
  • labour market
  • inequalities
  • digital technologies
  • political economy
  • socialism
  • social justice
  • precarity

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