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About me Svetluša Surova is passionate political adviser and policy analyst, diligent researcher, part-time lecturer and business co-founder and founder of global initiative BARI-Global Network.

Svetluša Surova recieved her doctorate and graduated with honours in Political Theory at the Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, Department of Political Science. She has earned two master degrees from international relations and diplomacy (2005, Matej Bel University) and political science (2007, Comenius University in Bratislava). 

She has won several awards and highly competitive grants and fellowships in her career (BIARI Alumni Seed Grant Award 2016; Research Scholarship from NSP Slovakia 2016; Erste Foundation Fellowship for Social Research, 2015; Doctoral Scholarship of the Government of the Slovak Republic 2005-2008; CEEPUS 2 Mobility Grant 2007; Third prize on the 3rd year of the Competition for the best Thesis on the Topic of Western Balkans 2007, Award of Pontis Foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia; Graduate Scholarship of the Government of the Slovak Republic 2001-2005). 

From 2011 to 2017 Svetluša Surova was teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on minority rights and multiculturalism at Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. Her research interests include diaspora studies, minority rights, ethnic politics, identity politics and multiculturalism. 

Currently she is working on two research projects. First project maps the identifications and meanings of Slovak-ness among Foreign Slovaks from Serbia living in Slovakia and the second project examines the multiple identities and belongingness of the minorities in Serbia. Her recent publications include article on Ethnic politics and minority policies in Serbia: evolution and constitutional design since the Document of the Copenhagen Meeting (1990) (Economic, political and legal issues of international relations 2016 Volume of Scientific Papers, Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo EKONÓM, 2016), further article on Exploring the opportunities for trans-ethnic cooperation within and across Serbia through the national minority councils (Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE), ECMI, Volume 14, Issue 2, 2015) and article on Language in the context of human and minority rights (Language in Political, Ideological and Intercultural Relations. Sociolinguistica Slovaca 8. Wachtarczyková, J- Satinská, L.- Ondrejovič, S. (ed.). Bratislava: Veda, vydavateľstvo SAV, 2015). 

Site https://comeniusuniversity.academia.edu/Svetlu%C5%A1aSurov%C3%A1 Projects in progress Mapping the identifications and meanings of Slovak-ness among Foreign Slovaks from Serbia living in Slovakia The multiple identities and belongingness of the minorities in Serbia