Dr Denny Pencheva
I joined UCL in 2020 as an Associate Lecturer in Public Policy and Political Science. I completed my PhD (Politics) at the University of Bristol where I taught and convened core and elective units in political science, social policy, and migration studies.
My research interests are within the broader field of politics and international migration. In particular, I am interested in the securitisation of migration; media, migration and post-truth, Brexit and neoliberalism.
My work has focused on political and policy developments in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans.
- Pencheva, D. (2020) "Stealing jobs and benefits: Bulgarians and Romanians in British news media", in T.L. Thomsen (ed) Changes, Challenges and Advantages of cross-border labour mobility within the EU, Peter Lang Publishing, pp. 28-62. DOI:https://doi.org/10.3726/b17336
- Pencheva, D., Hallet, J. and Rashid, A. (2020) “Bringing cyber to school: integrating cyber security into secondary school education", IEEE Security and Privacy, (18): 68-74.
- Pencheva, D. and Maronitis, K., (2018) “Fetishizing sovereignty in the remain and leave campaigns”, European Politics and Society, 19(5), pp.526-539.
Media and Public Engagement:
- Pencheva, D. (2020)The worst of both worlds: EU workers between Coronavirus and Brexit, COMPAS Coronavirus and Mobility Forum, University of Oxford.
- Pencheva, D. (2020) Coronavirus: flying in fruit pickers from countries in lockdown is dangerous for everyone, The Conversation
- Pencheva, D. (2020)Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers, LSE Book Reviews.
- Pencheva, D. (2019) “Brexit and migration: new research highlights fact-free news coverage”, The Conversation.
- Pencheva, D. (2016) “Brexit: how did news media play a role?”, Policy Bristol.