Doctoral Fellow

Monika Bozhinoska Lazarova, M.A.

Feldkirchenstraße 21
Phone: +49(0)951 / 863-2824
Room: FG1/00.01



Research Interests

Political behaviour of citizens with immigrant origin; Political participation and political representation of migrants; International Migration, EU mobility

Dissertation Project

Project title: “Citizens of Immigrant Origin and Political Parties in Britain, Germany and Netherlands: Recruitment, Obstacles and Careers”
The research project will examine the extent to which macro-level tendencies towards the professionalisation of political careers in European democracies affect the chances of candidates of immigrant origin to get nominated by political parties and elected by voters and affect collective sense making. This will also involve a study of the measures parties as organizations take to establish professional standards for the recruitment and advancement of candidates and holders of public offices.

Academic Background

2018 – Present
Doctoral Candidate in Political Science - University of Bamberg

Early Stage Researcher at the "Global mobility of employess (GLOMO) Project"

2015 – 2016
 MA Political Science (Research Methods) - University of Birmingham
Thesis: “Membership with EU citizenship: The political participation of the UK based EU citizens at the EU referendum”

2008 – 2012
BA Psychology - University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje

Academic Awards and Scholarships

2018 - 2021
Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship; Project “Global mobility of employees (GLOMO)”  

2015 - 2016
Chevening Scholarship for Master studies in the UK 

2009 - 2012
Scholarship for academic achievement from the Macedonian Ministry of Education and Science


1. Janeva V., Georgievska J., et al. (2018) Why youth want to migrate from Macedonia, Skopje: Youth educational forum

2. Saveska A., Bozhinoska M., et al. (2018) Network analysis of the civil society in Macedonia, Skopje: Macedonian center for international cooperation

3. Bozhinoska, M. (2018) Social trust and civic engagement in Macedonia, Skopje: Macedonian center for international cooperation

4. Bozhinoska, M. (2017) European denizens: The political participation of UK based EU citizens at the EU referendum, IRiS Working Paper Series, No. 20/2015, Birmingham: Institute for Research into Superdiversity

5. Bozhinoska, M., Sabani S. (2015) Student and Academic Mobility in the University of "Ss. Cyril and Methodius-Skopje", Skopje: Youth educational forum

6. Bozhinoska, M., Naumovska J. (2015) Students as leaders of social change, Skopje: Youth educational forum

7. Bozhinoska, M. (2014) Violent behavior among the high students in Macedonia, Skopje: Youth educational forum

8. Bozhinoska, M. (2014) Comparative research analysis: Youth and Media in Sough-East Europe, Skopje: Youth educational forum

9. Zivkovik S, Bozhinoska, M., et al. (2013) The principle of equal opportunity and non-discrimination: Analysis of the policies at the University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius–Skopje”, Skopje: Youth educational forum

10. Bozhinoska, M. (2013) The system of high school participation in Macedonia: Research analysis, Skopje: Youth educational forum

11. Bozovik S., Bozhinoska, M., Pop-Ivanov L. (2011) Dreaming to travel: Research analysis on student mobility, Skopje: Youth educational forum

Conferences and Workshops

September, 2016
Participant at the conference “The politics of marginalised groups in the UK and Ireland” at the University of Manchester

Work Experience

Apr. 2017 – Sep. 2018
Project Coordinator for the Program Civica Mobilitas at Macedonian Center for International Cooperation

Feb. – Apr. 2017
Project coordinator at Open Society Foundation – Macedonia

Sep. 2014 – Sep. 2015
Project coordinator/Researcher at Youth Educational Forum

Mar. – Aug. 2014
Internship at Council of Europe (Parliamentary Assembly)

2011 – 2014
Researcher at Youth Educational Forum