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 Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

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

Conference Activity

  • Migration and Poverty​: 2019 Salzburg Conference in ​Interdisciplinary Poverty Research
  • 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
  • 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

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board Member, Anti-Trafficking Review
  • Launch of the special edition of Anti-Trafficking Review (Volume 13)

 

Fellowships and Awards

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

 

Grant Reviewer

  • EU Expert database, Reviwer/ Evaluator for H2020-MSCA-IF
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College
  • Eonomic and Social Research Council Peer Review College

 

Invited Speaker

  • Anti-Trafficking Review Issue 13 Launch
  • International Round Table: How to Break the Cycle of Exploitation & Human Trafficking in the Digital Age
  • 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

 

Reviewing

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

 

Date


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Editorial: Knowledge is Power, Ignorance is Bliss: Public perceptions and responses to human trafficking

Journal Article
Sharapov, K., Hoff, S., & Gerasimov, B. (2019)
Editorial: Knowledge is Power, Ignorance is Bliss: Public perceptions and responses to human trafficking. Anti-trafficking review, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201219131
The focus of this issue of the Anti-Trafficking Review—public perceptions and responses to human trafficking—reflects the growing unease and disagreements among anti-trafficki...

Public Understanding of Trafficking in Human Beings in Great Britain, Hungary and Ukraine

Journal Article
Sharapov, K. (2019)
Public Understanding of Trafficking in Human Beings in Great Britain, Hungary and Ukraine. Anti-trafficking review, 13, 30-49. https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201219133
This article provides a summary of research undertaken to investigate public awareness and understanding of human trafficking in Great Britain, Ukraine, and Hungary. Respondin...

Trafficking in Human Beings and the Informal Economy

Book Chapter
Sharapov, K. (2018)
Trafficking in Human Beings and the Informal Economy. In B. Heide Uhl, C. Rijken, & R. Piotrowicz (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Human TraffickingLondon, UK: Taylor & Francis
No abstract available.

Trafficking in Human Beings: Made and Cut to Measure? Anti-trafficking Docufictions and the Production of Anti-trafficking Truths

Journal Article
Sharapov, K., & Mendel, J. (2018)
Trafficking in Human Beings: Made and Cut to Measure? Anti-trafficking Docufictions and the Production of Anti-trafficking Truths. Cultural Sociology, 12(4), 540-560. https://doi.org/10.1177/1749975518788657
This paper responds to Gozdziak's (2015: 30) call to explore how the knowledge that informs public debates about human trafficking is generated. Media imagery and narratives p...

Productive Ignorance: Assessing Public Understanding of Human Trafficking in Ukraine, Hungary and Great Britain

Book
Sharapov, K. (2016)
Productive Ignorance: Assessing Public Understanding of Human Trafficking in Ukraine, Hungary and Great Britain. In P. Rigby, & M. Malloch (Eds.), Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation, 17-40. Edinburgh University Press. doi:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401128.003.0002
Focusing on three national case studies this chapter explores the comparative empirical data on public knowledge and understanding of human trafficking, examining the link bet...

Human Trafficking and Online Networks: Policy, Analysis, and Ignorance

Journal Article
Mendel, J., & Sharapov, K. (2016)
Human Trafficking and Online Networks: Policy, Analysis, and Ignorance. Antipode, 48(3), 665-684. https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12213
Dominant anti-trafficking policy discourses represent trafficking as an issue of crime, “illegal” migration, victimhood and humanitarianism. Such a narrow focus is not an adeq...

‘Traffickers and Their Victims’: Anti-Trafficking Policy in the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Sharapov, K. (2017)
‘Traffickers and Their Victims’: Anti-Trafficking Policy in the United Kingdom. Critical Sociology, 43(1), 91-111. https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920515598562
This paper relies upon the ‘what’s the problem represented to be?’ approach to policy analysis to interrogate key representations of human trafficking implicit in the UK gover...

Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings, Part II

Report
Sharapov, K. (2015)
Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings, Part II. Budapest: European Commission & Central European University
No abstract available.

Fact Sheet: Trafficking in human beings and public opinion in Ukraine

Report
Sharapov, K. (2014)
Fact Sheet: Trafficking in human beings and public opinion in Ukraine. Budapest: European Commission & Central European University
No abstract available.

Fact Sheet: Trafficking in Human Beings and Public Opinion in Hungary

Report
Sharapov, K. (2014)
Fact Sheet: Trafficking in Human Beings and Public Opinion in Hungary. Budapest: European Commission & Central European University
No abstract available.

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • 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
  • 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
  • 2013 - 2015: Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards Trafficking in Human Beings: A Cross-National Study, PI, EU FP7, €195,724
  • 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
  • 2010 - 2011: Project Leader, Employability E-Forum for Social Sciences Students, £10,000, Scottish Funding Council
  • 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

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