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An Associate Professor in Sociology (since 2014), with more than 10 years of experience in leading policy research for a civil society teams, and with more than 20 years of experience in qualitative data gathering methods. He holds PhD degree in Sociology (2005) and MA degree in Cultural Studies (2001). He has specialized Qualitative Methods in Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (2003-2005) and Advanced Teaching Methods in Central European University (2006). A current member of the Asylum Committee at the President of the Republic of Bulgaria (since 2017), he has been a project manager of the Swiss-Bulgarian Cooperation on identification and long-terms assistance of children and adults victims of trafficking in human beings project at the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (August 2016 - February 2018).


The research portfolio includes managing or coordinating positions for the Bulgarian side in several international projects in collaboration with The World bank, the World Health Organization, UNHCR, UNICEF, and the Fundamental Rights Agency. The teaching portfolio includes regular lecturing in several Bulgarian universities, summer schools in Bulgaria and Hungary, and supervision of sociology students.


A social activists with dozens of public sociology briefs and mass media appearances, fighting for the fundamental rights in Bulgaria and for the inclusion of the vulnerable minority groups.