Peer-Reviewed Journal ArticlesQuasi-citizenship as a category of practice: analyzing engagement with Russia’s Compatriot policy in Crimea (2017, Citizenship Studies, 21(1): 116-135, doi:10.1080/13621025.2016.1252714) [pdf]
This article analyses engagement with Russia's Compatriot Policy in Crimea (in 2012 and 2013), and considers the Compatriot Policy as a case study of quasi-citizenship. The article finds little interest in engaging with the Compatriot Policy and argues this demonstrates the weakness of quasi-citizenship policies, as incentivizing engagement with kin-states, in comparison to kin-state citizenship policies.
The Extra-Territorial Paradox of Voting: The Duty to Vote in
(2017, Democratization, 24(2): 325-346, doi:10.1080/13510347.2016.1189904) [pdf]
This article applies an inductive approach to explore the duty of voting in extra-territorial elections, using the case study of participation by new Romanian citizens within Moldova and their participation in Romanian extra-territorial elections.
Contesting Regimes of
Post-Communist Citizenship Restitution: Analysing UK Media Coverage of
‘Paupers’ Passports’ (2017, CEEMR) [pdf]
This article analyses UK media coverage (2006-2016) of Romanian citizenship restitution for Moldovans. The article argues there is a legitimacy gap existing between UK media, which frames Romania's policy as illegitimate, and Romanian and Moldovan perspectives, which frame Romanian policies as legitimate, if not normal.
Studying Identity Politics From a Bottom-Up Perspective in
Crimea and Moldova (2015,
East European Politics and Societies, 29: 467-486,
This article argues that bottom-up, people-centered research which uses ethnographic and everyday approaches is crucial but underutilized in research on identity politics in Eastern Europe. The paper draws on experiences gained from research design to discuss how bottom-up research in political science can be conducted rigorously. The article argues that this approach can deepen the understanding of identity politics and kin-state relations, or more broadly in relation to important post-Communist questions such as democratization and Europeanization.
What Does it Mean to be a Kin Majority? Analyzing Romanian identity in Moldova and Russian Identity in Crimea From Below (2015, Social Science Quarterly, 96(3): 830–859. doi:10.1111/ssqu.12193) [pdf]
This article investigates what kin identification means from a bottom-up perspective in two kin majority cases: Moldova and Crimea. To understand fully the relations between kin majorities, their kin-state and home state and the impact of growing kin engagement policies, like dual citizenship, it is necessary to analyse the complexities of the lived experience of kin identification for members of kin majorities and how this relates to kin-state identification and affiliation.
Everyday nationalism. A review of the literature (2015, Studies on National Movements, 3) [open access]
This article reviews different approaches to everyday nationalism. The article explores what the 'everyday' means to scholars of everyday nationalism, as well as methods and critiques of everyday nationalism.
Identity in Crimea before annexation: A bottom-up perspective in Russia Before and After Crimea: Nationalism and Identity, 2010–17, Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud (Eds), Edinburgh University Press, 2018. [pdf]
- Nationalism and Belonging (2017, Nations and Nationalism) with articles from Bo Strath, William A. Callahan, and Alain Dieckhoff including Nationalism and belonging: introduction [pdf]
- Moldova's parliamentary elections of November 2014 (2015, Electoral Studies, with Dan Brett)
- In Crimea, Time for Pressure, not Acceptance: Why we cannot lose sight of the Crimean Tatars (2014, co-authored with Liana Fix) for German Council of Foreign Relations
- Neil Kent’s “Crimea: a history”, Open Democracy (2016)
- Brian Glyn Williams, The Crimean Tatars: From Soviet Genocide to Putin’s Conquest, Open Democracy (2015)
- Eleonora Narvselius, Ukrainian Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet L'Viv: Narratives, Identity, and Power. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012, 432pp. £51.95 (hbk). Nations and Nationalism, 20:4 834–835. doi:10.1111/nana.12092_10 (2014)
- Jan Kubik & Amy Linch (eds), Post Communism from Within. Social Justice
Mobilization and Hegemony. Europe-Asia Studies 66:10, 1750-1751. doi: