Roma, Roma studies, history and ethnography, Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, ethnic and national minorities
Elena Marushiakova works at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology of the SAS from 2023. For the past eight years, she worked at St Andrews University (UK), initially for one year as a Leverhulme visiting professor and then as a research professor and Principal Investigator of the ERC Advanced Grant 2015, Nr. 694656 "Roma Civic Emancipation Between the Two World Wars". From 2001 to 2004, she worked at the Institute of Ethnology of Leipzig University in Germany as part of the SFB Difference and Integration project. Economical Symbiosis and Cultural Separation: Service Nomads in Rural and Urban Contexts. She was also employed at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with the Ethnographic Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.