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About Dr Diana Bozhilova

Diana completed her PhD at King’s College London where she was jointly an ORC UK and an Open Society New York Scholar. Diana then held posts at LSE and KCL, before joining New College of the Humanities as Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. She is the convener for the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Faculty.

Diana served as expert witness on the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union. She is a published author on democratisation and reform since the end of the Cold War, on energy security in the EU-Russia partnership, and on EU-ASEAN inter-regionalism.

In 2019, Diana was awarded a three-year Visiting Research Fellowship at King’s College London. In 2020, Diana was awarded a collaborative RLDI research grant with Northeastern University, focusing on the UN SDGs indicators framework for energy and community sustainability.

Diana reviews books and manuscripts in the areas of her research interests.

 

Qualifications

PhD, King’s College London (2007)

BA (Hons) in European Studies & German, King’s College London (2004)

 

Academic Honours

Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College London, Department of European and International Studies (2019-2022)

Associate of King’s College London (2006)

Fellow, NCH

 

Professional Affiliations

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018)

Nominated member, Chatham House

 

email: diana.bozhilova@nchlondon.ac.uk

Follow Diana on Twitter: @DianaBozhilova

Dr Diana Bozhilova's Research

Dr Bozhilova attained her doctoral degree in Justice and Home Affairs and Industrial Policy Reform from the King’s College London European and International Studies Department. This led to the publication of her thesis as monograph, the publication of a series of peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as contributing numerous papers at conferences at home and abroad. Following from this, she was elected to a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship to focus on energy security and foreign direct investment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (European Institute, Hellenic Observatory). This led to a number of outputs: a series of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapter contributions, and conference papers. She has since written articles on regionalism and often contributes blogs on current affairs.

 

Selected Publications

Monographs and Edited Volumes

‘To Russia with Love’International Journal of Energy Security and Environmental Research (IJESER), Guest Editorial and Introduction with Tom Hashimoto (Special Issue, Spring 2013)

‘Bulgaria’s Quest for EU Membership: The Europeanization of Policies in Transition’, cited in Cambridge Review (pp. 208), (2008) (Authorhouse Publishing ISBN: 1434385159, Summer 2014)

Book Chapters

‘Bulgaria between the European Union and the Russian Federation’, in David M, Gower J, and Hiski Haukkala (eds), National Perspectives on Russia: European Foreign Policy in the Making? (Routledge Advances in European Politics Series ISBN: 978-0-415-53832-9, 2013)

Social Issues in Focus: New Generation Research on a changing Greece (Economia Publishing/Kerkyra Publications ISBN: 978-960-9490-24-5, 2013)

Long Articles in Refereed Journals

‘Financial Crises and Plurilateral Responses’, NCH WPS (2018)

‘The Impact of the Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections on Foreign and Energy Policy in the State’, SEESOX Discussion Paper Series (St Antony’s College, Oxford, April 2015)

‘EU-Russia Energy Negotiations: a choice between rational self-interest and collective action. European Security’ with Tom Hashimoto, Special Issue: The EU, Russia and the shared neighbourhood: security governance and energy, Volume 19, Issue No. 4, pp. 627-642 (Routledge, 2011)

When Foreign Direct Investment is good for Development’, GreeSE Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, Issue No. 33 (2010)

Managing EU energy security through diversification of supply‘, Journal of Balkan & Near Eastern Studies Volume 11, Issue No. 3, pp. 293-311 (Routledge ISSN: 1944-8961 (electronic) 1944-8953 (paper), 2009)

‘EU energy policy and regional co-operation in South-East Europe’, GreeSE Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, Issue No. 24 (March 2009)

‘Measuring success and failure of EU-Europeanization in the Eastern enlargement: Judicial reform in Bulgaria’, European Journal of Law Reform, Sir William Dale Memorial Issue, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 285-319 (Eleven International Publishing ISSN: 1387-2370, 2007)

Book Reviews

Diana has reviewed books and manuscripts on international organisations, global politics (and religion), EU enlargement, institutional reform, energy security for: Palgrave (2016), Brill Law in Eastern Europe (2015), Politics and Religion (2015), Routledge (2014), Taylor and Francis (2013), The Journal of Common Market Studies (2007); Palgrave Macmillan St. Antony’s Series Oxford (2011); The Journal of European Affairs (2010).

Dr Diana Bozhilova's Teaching

Dr Bozhilova has been Head of Faculty since 2013 and Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations since 2015. She has been Convenor for BSc Politics & International Relations at New College of the Humanities since 2013 and the convenor for the MSc Global Politics at NCH since 2016. She has been fellow at King’s College London Worldwide, Summer Programmes.

 

Academic Appointments

Head of Faculty in Politics and International Relations (2013 – present)

Senior Lecturer, NCH (2015 – present)

 

Professional Activity

Member of the Resource Allocation Group, New College of the Humanities (2019-present)

Head of Faculty in Politics and International Relations (2013 – present)

Fellow, The New College of the Humanities (2015 – present)

QAA Admissions lead, QAA lead for student engagement and outreach, QAA and SSU validation panel member (2015 – present)

BSc Politics and International Relations (major/minor degree) Programme Head (complete programme development and validation) (2014 – present)

Member of the Academic Board, New College of the Humanities (2013 – present)

Expert witness to the House of Lords European Union Select Committee with remit: Enlargement, Southeast Europe, Russia, the CIS states, (2012 – 2013)

QAA Admissions lead, QAA lead for student engagement and outreach, QAA and SSU validation panel member (2015 – present)

BSc Politics and International Relations (major/minor degree) Programme Head (complete programme development and validation) (2014 – present)

 

Course Development

Programme Convenor for the NCH MSc Global Politics, teaching on the course ‘The European Union: A model for Regionalism’ (2016 – present)

Programme Convenor for the NCH BSc Politics and International Relations with Philosophy/History/English/Economics (2015 – present)

 

Languages Spoken

Fluent in Bulgarian, English, German.

Advanced in Italian.

Proficient in reading Russian and Greek.