Curriculum Vitae


04/10/2016 → 19/11/2020
Doctoral degree
Political Science, European Politics and International Relations
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna; Università di Pisa; Università degli Studi di Siena, Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)

27/09/2013 → 09/03/2015
Master degree
Cultural Anthropology
University of Sofia

01/10/2009 – 14/05/2013
Bachelor degree
Southeast European Studies
University of Sofia

Relevant work experience

02/2021 – present
Junior Fellow
Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)

09/2020 – present
Researcher (political scientist)
Institute for Social and Trade Unions Research (ISTUR) at the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria (CITUB), Sofia

04/2021 – 12/2021
Postdoctoral Researcher
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Academic Year 2018/2019
Lecturer and Course Convener
University of Florence

15/09/2015 → 15/10/2016
Teacher of History
Private Secondary School “Roerich”, Sofia

2015 → 2019
Political Analyst and Editor
Magazine dVERSIA (Bulgarian and English), Sofia

Visiting research fellowships

10/2018 → 03/2019
Visiting Fellow
Center for Southeast European Studies, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

09/2018 → 10/2018
Visiting Doctoral Student
University of Kent

05/2018 → 07/2018
Visiting Doctoral Student
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science

04/2018 → 05/2018
Visiting Doctoral Student
Charles University in Prague, Department of Sociology


29/07/2019 →02/08/2019
Qualitative Data Analysis: Concepts and Approaches
ECPR Summer School, Central European University (Hungary)

25/02/2019 →01/03/2019
Comparative Historical Analysis
ECPR Winter School, University of Bamberg (Germany)

Scholarships and awards

Full Doctoral Fellowship (2016-2019) funded by Regione Toscana – Fondo Sociale Europeo (Progetto regionale Giovani Sì – Dottorati Internazionali – Borse Regionali “Pegaso”)

State and European merit-based scholarships (2009-2014) in bachelor and master degree in Sofia University (Bulgaria)

Computer skills

Software Package for Statistics and Data Analysis STATA;
Software Package for Qualitative Data Analysis NVivo;