My Research


“Lozeva demonstrates a powerful ability in de-constructing narratives.”

(Gruev, 2013)

I have diverse multi-disciplinary research interests. I have interest in sustainability (socio-economic and environmental), gender, political ecology, international political economy and broadly in human geography. Within those, I am specialising in migration studies and research. My latest research is in the field of legal and illegal Korean migrants and labour hire practices in Western Australia. My current research is the field of Education.  If I have to pin down the areas of research interests, they would be: Sustainable Settlements, International Migration, Political Science,  Education – outreach, innovative methods of teaching and use of digital technologies.  I also have an interest and passion about advancing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders initiatives and research, such as the Reconciliation Action Plan and the working with local Elders.


I use mix method methodologies. Primarily I have used in-depth semi-structured interviews, focus groups and grounded theory.  I also use online surveys where appropriate – in the case of Bulgarian diaspora.

In my work as a Professional in the Higher Education sector, I have developed a strong interest action research through higher education outreach projects.


Migrants and Nature: Migrants’ views of environmental activism in Western Australia (2013) Curtin University,PhD,Perth

Migrant experience in public participation: Socio-economics factors in European Context (2006) Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridsky, Sofia

Theory and Practice in Leadership: contemporary trends (2001) University of National and World Economy, Sofia


Samani, S. Lozeva, S. (2016) “Higher Education Outreach to Disengaged Youth: Case of Ride AHEAD”, The International Journal of Diversity in Education” (16) 4 DOI 10.18848/2327-0020/CGP/v16i04

Lozeva, S. (2012) Accident in Paradise: Korean Migrants in Western Australia (currently submitted for publication at the Review of Korean Studies).

Marinova, Dora; Lozeva, Silvia; and Seemann, Kurt (2010) ‘Community Conversations for Sustainability in the Desert: Leonora, Western Australia.,’ Journal of Economic and Social Policy: Vol. 13: Iss. 2, Article 6.
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Lozeva, Silvia and Marinova, Dora (2010) ‘Negotiating Gender: Experience from Western Australian Mining Industry,’ Journal of Economic and Social Policy: Vol. 13: Iss. 2, Article 7.
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Rola-Rubzen M.F, Marinova D, Singleton G, Altangerel D, Lozeva S, Gabunada F, ‘ Profile of Leonora: A sustainability case study, Desert Knowledge CRC,’ Working Paper 67, 2010

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Marshall, A. and  Lozeva, S. (2009) ‘Questioning the Theory and Practice of Biomimicry’, International Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics, Vol 4, No 1, pp1-10.

Lozeva, S (2009) ‘Participation of migrant women in the environmental movement’, 11th Scientific Conference in Management and Sustainable Development Conference, University of Forestry, Yundola, Bulgaria, 20-22 March 2009


Lozeva, S. (2018), The Fluid Borders of Citizenship: case study of Bulgarian diaspora, 25th World Congress of Political Science, Brisbane, 21-25th July 2018, Australia.

Lozeva, S., Samani, S. (2017) Resilience to pursuing higher education amongst humanitarian entrants, Migration and Diaspora Conference, Vienna, 1st – 3rd December 2017.

Lozeva, S., Michaloudis, I. (2013), Evesdropping message in a bottle, The Science of Stelarc symposium, Curtin University, 19th June 2013, Perth, Australia

Lozeva. S. (2010) Migrants GO for Nature, Postgraduate Humanities Conference “Voicing the Unseen: Just Write it!“, Curtin University, 10-11th November 2010

Lozeva, S. (2009), Gender Aspects of Mining: Western Australian Experience, Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Graz, Austria, 4th-5th May 2009

Lozeva, S (2008) Methodology Problems in Studying Migrant Communities, Postgraduate Humanities Conference, Curtin University of Technology, 6th -9th November 2008

Lozeva, S (2008), Gender Aspects of Mining Development, Desert Knowledge Symposium, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, 2- 7th November 2008

Lozeva, S. (2007),  People Power? Public Participation seminars, London, UK

Lozeva, S. (2006)  Feminist Perspectives of Public Participation in Western Australia,  Australian Association for Environmental Education, AAEE Conference, Bunbury, WA, 6th October 2006.

(2005 & 2006) POLITIS: Building Europe with new citizens? An enquiry into the civic participation of naturalized immigrants and foreign residents in 25 countries, Summer schools series, Greece & Germany. Participating as an interviewer of Bulgarian migrants.

Lozeva, S. (2002) ‘Environmental Problems in the Volga region and community-based decisions’ , Volga Philosophy of Science Society Conference, Nizhny Novgorod Museum of Radiophysics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 16th November , 2003.

Lozeva, S. (2002) ‘Adventures in the Okhotsk Sea: lessons from the rapidly declining populations of  Northern Right Wales ’, Proceedings of the Sociological Conference on Social Transformation, Yekaterinburg, Russia, 17th-19th October  2002.


This Pointless Thing Called Life (2001) Radio-drama written and produced by Alan Marshall and Silvia Lozeva, and performed by the Wellington Access Radio Drama Group. Broadcast on XM Satellite Radio in the USA and published by Lodestone Catalogue (2004).

This Miserable Thing Called Life (2002) written and produced by Alan Marshall and Silvia Lozeva and Performed by the Wellington Access Radio Drama Group. Published by Lodestone Catalogue (2004).

The Orchestra of Thought (2001-2) weekly radio documentary series written and produced by Alan Marshall and Silvia Lozeva. Broadcast on Wellington Access Radio, Wellington, New Zealand

Here are some of some comments on my research:

“…possess an astute ability to listening to hidden meanings and the contours of the mental landscape in establishing the relationship between nature-home-identity-belonging”. (Gruev, 2013)

“Lozeva’s ‘post-modern gravitation’ is the strongest performance in her dissertation. The author tries to delve into the realm of meaning, i.e. how our ideas “migrate” and transform not only sociological sociability and cultural affinity, but also identities and belongings.” (Gruev, 2013)

“I found an unambiguous post-structuralist leniency, as Lozeva de-constructs fragments of discourses and “forms” of power that shape the words articulated…this is the most interesting and valuable part of her dissertation.”   (Gruev, 2013)

(Dr. Ivaylo Gruev, University of Ottawa, 2013)

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