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Faculty Profile

Ana Milenova Velitchkova

Sociology & Anthropology
Croft Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies
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510 Lamar Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7421
Joined UM: August 18, 2016

Brief Bio

I completed a Ph.D. in sociology and peace studies (with a gender studies minor) at the University of Notre Dame, where I read broadly about collective behavior and social movements, comparative and historical sociology, culture, gender, globalization and transnationalism, language, peace, war/violence and social conflict, political sociology, and theory. I am an honorary Research Associate with the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies in Santiago, Chile, where previously I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship. My mixed-method research has dealt with the role civil society plays in instituting distinct norms of civility and cooperation and with the factors leading to participation in political violence. The unifying theme underlying my scholarship is the cultural foundation of global stratification. My main geographical focus is modern Eastern Europe although I have conducted research on Sub-Saharan Africa and in the Americas too. In my current research, I examine (1) the mechanisms through which inequality is created even in the least likely case of the Esperanto movement, (2) the foundations of consent in state socialist Eastern Europe, and (3) the contributions practice theory can make to the study of political violence.


Social Sciences
University of Notre Dame (2014)