Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Beyond the Field: Ethics After Fieldwork in Politically Dynamic Contexts (Perspectives on Politics, accepted)
Strategy, identity or legitimacy? Analysing engagement with dual citizenship from the bottom-up (2018, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies) [pdf]
Quasi-citizenship as a category of practice: analyzing engagement with Russia’s Compatriot policy in Crimea (2017, Citizenship Studies) [pdf]
The Extra-Territorial Paradox of Voting: The Duty to Vote in Extra-Territorial Elections (2017, Democratization) [pdf]
Contesting Regimes of Post-Communist Citizenship Restitution: Analysing UK Media Coverage of ‘Paupers’ Passports’ (2017, CEEMR) [pdf]
Generating Data: Studying Identity Politics From a Bottom-Up Perspective in Crimea and Moldova (2015, East European Politics and Societies) [pdf]
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) [pdf]
I argue that we need to consider questions of ethics that arise beyond the field given that political scientists often work in dynamic contexts. I consider the issues of beyond the field in terms of engaging with participants, publishing and returning to the field.
I analyse acquistion of Romanian citizenship in Moldova and argue that, alongside identity-based and strategic explanations, many also rationalise acquisition because they see it as legitimate, natural and normal to acquire Romanian citizenship.
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.
This article applies an inductive approach to explore the duty of voting in extra-territorial elections. The case examines participation of new Romanian citizens in Moldova in Romanian extra-territorial elections.
This article analyses UK media coverage (2006-2016) of Romanian citizenship restitution for Moldovan citizens.
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.
This article investigates what kin identification means from a bottom-up perspective in two kin majority cases: Moldova and Crimea. The article analyses the complexities of the lived experience of kin identification for members of kin majorities and how this relates to kin-state identification and affiliation.
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]
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.