Call for Expressions of Interest in Marie-Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships Research Fellows: Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty

The Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Warwick in the UK, in association with the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Project “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty” led by Dr Maria Koinova, Reader in International Relations, is seeking to host Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellows. We therefore invite expressions of interest from exceptional post-doctoral applicants who would like to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for a period of 12-24 months.

PaIS is particularly interested in hearing from potential candidates with research interests in the transnational mobilization of the Ukrainian and Syrian diasporas, and their relationship with the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, or other research topics related to diasporas and contested sovereignty relevant to Dr Koinova’s research interests.

The PAIS Department at Warwick University presents a thriving research environment. It is one of the top five ranking departments in the discipline of Politics and International Studies in the UK.

Dr Koinova’s current project “Diasporas and Contested Sovereignty” is an innovative multi-methods political science study investigating the transnational mobilization of conflict-generated diasporas in Europe and their impact on polities experiencing contested sovereignty in three conflict-prone regions in the European neighborhood: the Balkans, the Caucasus, and the Middle East.  The project progresses from qualitative analysis of elite-based diaspora mobilization of six groups (Albanian, Armenian, Bosnian, Iraqi, Kurdish, and Palestinian) in five EU countries (UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and France) to a quantitative analysis through a cross-country representative survey of non-elite individuals in 25 country-groups.

More information about the project and the department can be obtained here: