Kiril Sharapov

kiril sharapov

Dr Kiril Sharapov

Associate Professor

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

  • Not free enough: anti-trafficking, bordering and the free movement of people in the EU, RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2021
  • Migration and Poverty​: 2019 Salzburg Conference in ​Interdisciplinary Poverty Research
  • 2017: Anti-Trafficking Review Volume 9 Launch
  • 2017: Boston University: Disrupting the Human Trafficking-Migration Nexus Workshop
  • 2017: Manchester Migration Lab: World on the Move - Migration, Societies and Change
  • 2016: Conference paper, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, New Orleans, USA
  • 2016: Conference paper, Third ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria
  • 2016: Conference paper, RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016, London, United Kingdom
  • 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)

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Abertay University

 

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

  • Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • 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

  • Public Lecture: ‘From Migration to Mobility to Climate Change: What does ‘Migration’ really mean?’
  • Public Lecture: ‘Catch and rescue’: Ignorance, humanitarianism and anti-trafficking public awareness
  • Anti-Trafficking Review Issue 13 Launch, GAATW (Bangkok) and RSE (Edinburgh)
  • 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
  • 2015: Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) International Members Congress 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 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

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Forced Displacement and Climate Justice in Mongolia and Nepal, the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Member, AMERA International

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External PhD Examiner, Moldova State University
  • External PHD examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • External PhD Examiner, University of Stirling

 

Reviewing

  • 2020 - current: Peer reviewer, SN Social Sciences (ISSN: 2662-9283)
  • 2020 - current: Peer reviewer for Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography
  • 2020 - present: Peer reviewer for Social Forces
  • 2018 - current: Peer reviewer for Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
  • 2017 - current: EU Expert database, Evaluator for H2020-MSCA-IF
  • 2016 - current: ESRC college for the Global Challenges Research Fund
  • 2014 - current: Anti-Trafficking Review
  • 2014 - current: Journal of Human Trafficking

 

Date


19 results

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.

Fact Sheet: Trafficking in human beings and public opinion in Great Britain

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

Policy Briefing: Human Trafficking and Online Networks

Report
Sharapov, K. & Mendel, J. (2014)
Policy Briefing: Human Trafficking and Online Networks. Budapest: European Commission & Central European University
No abstract available.

Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards TrafÞcking in Human Beings, Part I

Report
Sharapov, K. (2014)
Understanding Public Knowledge and Attitudes towards TrafÞcking in Human Beings, Part I. Budapest: European Commission & Central European University
No abstract available.

Giving us the ‘Biggest Bang for the Buck’ (or Not): Anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Sharapov, K. (2014)
Giving us the ‘Biggest Bang for the Buck’ (or Not): Anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Anti-trafficking review, 3, 16 - 40. https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.20121432
The focus of this paper is on government anti-trafficking policies and funding allocations in two case-study countries, Ukraine and the United Kingdom (UK). The paper discusse...

Getting in, Getting on...in Construction Modern Apprentices in Scotland

Report
Sharapov, K. & Tizard, J. (2011)
Getting in, Getting on...in Construction Modern Apprentices in Scotland. Edinburgh: ConstructionSkills
This report describes research supported by ConstructionSkills, the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology, Edinburgh Napier University, the E...

Getting In Getting On In Construction: Experiences of women and men studying construction in Scotland (2008)

Report
Sharapov, K. & Tizard, J. (2007)
Getting In Getting On In Construction: Experiences of women and men studying construction in Scotland (2008). Edinburgh: ConstructionSkills
This report explores the findings of a study into factors affecting the progression of undergraduates from built environment programmes into employment in the Scottish constru...

Research Briefing No.10: Getting In, Getting On in Construction Experiences of women and men studying Built Environment in Scottish Universities (2008)

Report
Sharapov, K. & Tizard, J. (2007)
Research Briefing No.10: Getting In, Getting On in Construction Experiences of women and men studying Built Environment in Scottish Universities (2008). Edinburgh: UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
Experiences of women and men studying Built Environment in Scottish Universities 2008.

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: Climate Change, Movement and Vulnerability: a case-study of Mongolia, co-funded by IMPAKT and IASR, PI, £5,000
  • 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
  • 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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