Yordanka Dimcheva

Yordanka Dimcheva

Department of Modern Languages
Doctoral researcher

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PhD Title: Urban Terrorism in France (2015-2020): Trauma, Memory and the Transmission of Affect
Supervisors: Dr Katharina Karcher and Dr Elliot Evans


  • MRes Security, Conflict and Human Rights, University of Bath
  • Master’s International Politics, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, France
  • BScEcon Politics (Double Degree programme), Cardiff University and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, France


My research focuses on the affective experiences of the recent terrorist attacks in France and the embodied forms of their remembrance. My project aims at offering an analysis of the impact of terrorist violence upon French residents in a manner which highlights the complexity of the relationship between trauma, memory, and affect. The study uses qualitative methods and draws on theoretical and methodological insights from trauma studies, anthropology and critical security studies.