Nikolay is a social anthropologist who specializes in psychosocial approaches to ethnicity, gender and social transformation. He holds an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies from the University of Essex (2010) and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (2014). In his doctoral research he brings together anthropology, psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new methodological approach to the study of ethnicity, subjective experience and social transformation. Drawing on extensive fieldwork among Turks and Bulgarians in an ethnically mixed Bulgarian village, he shows how political and economic changes since the 1960s have created new experiences of ethnic identity, as well as new anxieties, aspirations and political commitments among each ethnic group. He is currently researching wellbeing, cultural diversity and social change in London. Nikolay joined Zamyn in the summer of 2014 as a freelance researcher and writer working on a variety of projects.