Elitsa Kortenska is a Ph.D. researcher at Leiden University, where she obtained her M.Sc. degree in Public Administration, specializing in crisis and security management. She worked as a reporter for Bulgarian radio and television, while completing a double BA diploma in Political Science and International Relations as well as in Journalism and Mass Communications at the American University in Bulgaria. She is interested in research into public attitudes towards the European Union, EU policies and institutions and the EU eastern enlargements, as well as international migration flows, state-building and conflict prevention.
(2015) 'Does Immigration Undermine Public Support for Integration in the European Union?', Journal of Common Market Studies, article first published online 13 January 2015 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcms.12230/abstract. Co-authored with D. Toshkov.