I joined the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford in July 2020, having previously held academic posts at the University of Manchester, Queen Mary University of London, University of York and University of Nottingham. I was a Visiting Fellow at the LSEE – Research on South Eastern Europe based at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (2015-2017). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
My main research interests include European Union politics, EU conditionality, EU Enlargement policy, democracy, East European Politics and anti-corruption policies. I have recently contributed to Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. My monograph European Union Enlargement Conditionality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) explores the nature and evolution of EU enlargement conditionality. My current research analyses the impact of post-accession conditionality on the quality of democracy in EU member states.
My research has explored the impact of the European Union on domestic policies and politics with a specific focus on:
- The nature, evolution and effectiveness of EU conditionality;
- EU Enlargement policy;
- Central and Eastern European Politics;
- Anti-corruption policies.
- Politics of the European Union
- EU Foreign Policy
- European Governance
E. Gateva (2015) EU Enlargement Conditionality in the Context of Eastern and South-Eastern Enlargement of the Union, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.
E. Gateva (forthcoming) Enlargement Policy and European Union Politics, In F. Laursen (ed) The Oxford Encyclopedia of European Union Politics, Oxford University Press.
E. Gateva (with D. Papadimitriou) (2011) ‘Between Enlargement-led Europeanisation and Balkan Exceptionalism: An Appraisal of Bulgaria’s and Romania’s Entry into the European Union’ In D. Phinnemore and C. Chiva (eds.) The European Union 2007 Enlargement, Routeledge, London.
E. Gateva (2018) ‘EU Enlargement Policy’ EU Politics and Comparative Regional Integration, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.
E. Gateva (2013) ‘Post-Accession Conditionality – Translating Benchmarks into Political Pressure’ East European Politics, 29(4) 420-442.
E. Gateva (with D. Papadimitriou) (2009) ‘Between Enlargement-led Europeanisation and Balkan Exceptionalism: An Appraisal of Bulgaria’s and Romania’s Entry into the European Union’ Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 10 (2): 152-166.
E.Gateva (2010) ‘Post-Accession Conditionality – Support Tool for Continuous Pressure?' Kolleg-Forschergruppen (KFG) Working Paper Series.
E. Gateva (with D. Papadimitriou) (2009) ‘Between Enlargement-led Europeanisation and Balkan Exceptionalism: An Appraisal of Bulgaria’s and Romania’s Entry into the European Union', GreeSE: Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe.
Book reviews, Blogs and Media Contribution
E. Gateva (2017) Book Review ‘Transnationalization and Regulatory Change in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: Ukraine between Brussels and Moscow’, Public Administration, 94:3, 859-861.
E. Gateva (2019) ‘The EU must not turn its back on the Western Balkans’ 19 June 2019, Emerging Europe.
E. Gateva (2017) ‘Bulgaria and Romania: Ten Years of EU Membership in the Shadow of Monitoring’, University of Edinburgh, 28 March 2017, European Futures Blog.
E. Gateva (2016) Experts react: EU Enlargement and EU progress reports 2016: On Macedonia ‘The Commission abandoned its diplomatic tone and delivered a damning diagnosis’ 19 December, LSE EUROPP – European Politics and Policy Blog.
E. Gateva (2016) ‘On different tracks: Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism’, 3 March 2016, LSE EUROPP – European Politics and Policy Blog.
I have provided comment and opinion to broadcasting media outlets including BBC, Euronews, bTV and Nezavisimaya Gazeta.