Dr Popova has been employed by ECMI since 2012. Since then, she has been a team member of the Citizenship & Ethics Cluster, though involved in many more assignments. With 2014, she takes over the position as head of the Culture & Diversity Cluster.
Dr Popova has professional experience as a researcher and public policy analyst. She has been involved in a number of research projects on topics like New Security Challenges, Rise of the Extreme Right in Europe, Charismatic Leadership, and Bulgaria and the European Political Values.
Between 2008 and 2012 she served as an expert in the Unit for Alternative Prognoses, Analyses and Actions of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Since 2010, she has been an associate analyst and regular contributor to ARGUMENTI.BG that is an online media for political, social and economic analyses.
Dr Popova obtained her Ph.D at the University of Bath, United Kingdom. Her research thesis, The role of social capital for post-ethnic-conflict reconstruction (Bosnia and Herzegovina), focused on the problem of re-building disintegrated societies.
Also by Dr Popova:
Popova, Zora, Promoting Minority Rights through Education. ECMI Working Paper #66. Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues, 2013.
Popova, Zora, Minority Participation in Kosovo Elections: Opportunities and Challenges. ECMI Working Paper #69. Flensburg: European Centre for Minority Issues, 2013.