Kiril Sharapov

kiril sharapov

Dr Kiril Sharapov

Associate Professor, Applied Social Sciences

Biography

I am Associate Professor of Applied Social Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University. In my research capacity, I am also affiliated with the Centre for Policy Studies at Central European University (Hungary). I received my PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow and an MA in Human Rights from the Central European University.

In 2015 – 2016, I was Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bedfordshire, Programme Director of the Professional Doctorate in Children and Young People's Service, associated member of the International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, and a full member of the Institute of Applied Social Research.

In 2013-2014, I led a research project investigating public understanding of human trafficking in three European countries. This research was funded by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship awarded by the European Commission (FP7-PEOPLE-IEF / PIEF-GA-2011-298401).

I am a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

I welcome expressions of interest for Doctoral Supervision in areas such as:
- Migration and mobility with a particular focus on human rights, trafficking in human beings and 'modern slavery', forced migration, free and unfree labour
- Subjectivity, politics and neoliberalism
- Environmental degradation and social divisions

Any potential candidates please send your expressions of interest to: k.sharapov@napier.ac.uk

Esteem

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2009 - current: Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy
  • 2008 - current: Fellow, Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

 

Invited Speaker

  • 2016: Scottish Government Seminar Series organised by the Justice Analytical Services, Safer Communities Directorate at the Scottish Government.
  • 2016: International Round Table, Regional Implementation Initiative on Preventing & Combating Human Trafficking, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015: International Round Table on 'Turning Suspicion Into Evidence‘, Regional Implementation Initiative on Preventing & Combating Human Trafficking, Vienna, Austria
  • 2014: Dialogue Forum: STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING, Mission Impossible? Regional Implementation Initiative on Preventing & Combating Human Trafficking/ Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe – IDM, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015: Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) International Members Congress 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Conference Activity

  • 2016: Conference paper, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, USA
  • 2016: Conference paper, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016, London, United Kingdom
  • 2016: Conference paper, Third ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria
  • 2015: Conference Paper, the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA
  • 2014: Conference Paper, Third Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2014: Conference paper, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2014, London, United Kingdom
  • 2014: Conference Paper, XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan
  • 2014: 'Not For Sale – Joining Forces Against Trafficking In Human Beings', OSCE, Vienna, Austria
  • 2013: (Co)-organiser and Keynote speaker, Human Trafficking and Online Networks Workshop, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
  • 2013: Conference paper, 'People and the Planet', RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2017: Anti-Trafficking Review Volume 9 Launch
  • 2017: Manchester Migration Lab: World on the Move - Migration, Societies and Change
  • 2017: Boston University: Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus Workshop

 

Reviewing

  • 2014 - current: Journal of Human Trafficking
  • 2014 - current: Anti-Trafficking Review
  • 2016 - current: ESRC college for the Global Challenges Research Fund
  • 2017 - current: EU Exper database, Evaluator for H2020-MSCA-IF-2017

 

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • 2013 - 2015: Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings: A Cross-National Study, PI, EU FP7, €195,724
  • 2015 - 2017: Erasmus+ 2015 Key Action 107, Higher Education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, € 34,920
  • 2016 - 2018: Erasmus+ 2016 Key Action 107, Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, University of Waseda, Japan, € 60,060
  • 2016 - 2018: Erasmus+ 2016 Key Action 107, Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, Armenian State University of Economics, € 33,600
  • 2016: Climate Change, Movement and Vulnerability: a case-study of Mongolia, co-funded by IMPAKT and IASR, PI, £5,000
  • 2012 - 2014: Stop Traffic: Unweaving the Web of Online Human Trafficking: a Pilot Study (together with Dr Jonathan Mendel), Scottish Crucible, Co-PI, £3,932
  • 2007 - 2010: Getting in, Getting on...in Construction Modern Apprentices in Scotland, Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, Edinburgh Napier University
  • 2010 - 2011: Project Leader, Employability E-Forum for Social Sciences Students, £10,000, Scottish Funding Council

Current Post Grad projects