DepartmentPolitical science

Department Chair


Assoc. prof. Evelina Staikova-Mileva, Ph.D.

Evelina Staykova is a doctor in Political sciences and associate professor at New Bulgarian University. She is head of the department of Political sciences and coordinator of CERMES (Centre for Refugees, Migration and Ethnic Studies). Her teaching and research interests include migration and urban studies, citizenship and e-democracy, populism and far-right extremism. Evelina Staykova is experienced in coordinating and participating in various national and international projects on the quality of democracy, integration of migrants and refugees, development of city policies, populist strategies and counter-movements. Her last projects are “MATILDE - Migration Impact Assessment to Enhance Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Regions” (Horizon 2020), “ReCriRe - Representations of the crisis and crisis of representation”(Horizon 2020);  “CEASEVAL - Evaluation of the common European asylum system under pressure and recommendations for further development” (Horizon 2020). She has publications in English, French, Russian and Bulgarian languages. Her last book is Migration and Populism in Bulgaria. Routledge, 2022



Contact information
Building 2, Room 602
tel.: 02/8110 622  ext. 26022
е-mail: e_staikova@nbu.bg