Elena Marushiakova-Popova

Elena Marushiakova-Popova

Anthropology

University of St Andrews

Professor Elena Marushiakova works in the School of History at the University of St Andrews, UK. She is a holder of the ERC Advanced Grant 2015, Nr. 694656 entitled “Roma Civic Emancipation Between the Two World Wars”. She has worked in the fields of history and ethnology in wide regions of central, eastern and southeastern Europe and central Asia. Her work is particularly focused on Romani studies, a field in which she has been working for more than three decades. Her major publications include the first ever monograph on Roma history and the ethnography of the Roma in Bulgaria (1997), the Roma in the Ottoman Empire (2000), a book on the Roma in the Black Sea region (2008) and a volume on Gypsies in central Asia and the Caucasus (2016). Elena is also the President of the Gypsy Lore Society, which is the world’s oldest organization of Roma studies.