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Raia Apostolova is an assistant professor in sociology at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Apostolova’s current research explores the formation and disintegration of migration regimes in the socialist and early postsocialist periods.


international migration, labor, sociology of knowledge, political theory of socialism

Raia Apostolova (2023) Theory and process of socialist migration: local enmities and international friendships in the Vietnam-Bulgaria relations (1975-1985), Labor History, 64:4, 406-424, DOI: 10.1080/0023656X.2023.2171376; 2. Apostolova, R. (2021). The Re (production) of Restless Bodies: Freedom of Movement and Social Reproduction. International Migration, 59(5), 166-179, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12811; Apostolova, R. (2017). Duty and debt under the ethos of internationalism: The case of the Vietnamese Workers in Bulgaria. Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 12(1), 101-125, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/jvs.2017.12.1.101; 4. Apostolova, R. (2016). The real appearance of the economic/political binary: claiming asylum in Bulgaria. Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics, 2(4), 33-50.