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TEAM

Professional team of sociologists, economists, and experts in environmental studies, landscape architecture and urban studies

ASSOC. PROF. MARIANA DRAGANOVA, PHD

PROJECT LEADER / INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETIES AND KNOWLEDGE

Works in the field of rural sociology and rural communities: social transformations in the countryside and agriculture, family farming, rural households, survival strategies; rural social groups, sustainable development of local communities and regions, social interaction between cities and the countryside; gender studies, women in business, rural women.

ASSIST. PROF. GALINA KOLEVA, PHD

SOCIOLOGIST / INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETIES AND KNOWLEDGE

Main research fields: communities, inequalities, business and entrepreneurship, sustainable local development, urban-rural relations, civic participation.

ASSIST. PROF. DONA PICKARD, PHD

SOCIOLOGIST, PROJECT COORDINATOR / INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETIES AND KNOWLEDGE

Works in the field of rural sociology and sustainable regional development policies, social inequalities and social capital in local communities.

PROF. EMILIYA CHENGELOVA, DSC.

SOCIOLOGIST / INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETIES AND KNOWLEDGE

Prof. Chengelova has 28 years of experience both in developing methodologies and theoretical models for empirical sociological research, and in conducting such studies and analysing empirical databases.

ASSOC. PROF. ALBENA NAKOVA, PHD

СSOCIOLOGIST / INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETIES AND KNOWLEDGE

Prof. Nakova’s work is in the field of ethnic relations in their cognitive aspect (We- and They- images, auto- and heterosttereotypes, social distances and images).

ASSOC. PROF. KATINKA MIHOVA, PHD

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND ECOLOGIST / FORESTRY UNIVERSITY

Katinka Mihova is an associate professor in Environmental Management and a full time professor at Forestry university in Sofia, Business management faculty. She is head of the Management of natural resources department. She lectures in Environmental management, Economics and environmental management etc. and she supervises theses and dissertations.

ASSOC. PROF. ZORNITSA STOYANOVA

ECONOMIST / UNIVERSITY FOR NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY

Zornitsa Stoyanova is an associate professor at the UNWE, Economics of natural resources department. Her scientific interests are in the fields of environmental economics, sustainable development, ecological assessment, environmental policies, farm management, economics, management and development of small agricultural businesses.

NINA TOLEVA-NOVAK

ARCHITECT / UNIVERSITY OF ARCHITECTURE, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEODESY

Her interests are in the fields of history and theory of architecture and urban planning, interdisciplinary studies and wellbeing issues. Her dissertation is entitled “The city as an organism. Concepts from the second half of the 20th century: a critical analysis”.

LACHEZAR NYAGOLOV

PHD STUDENT / INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF SOCIETIES AND KNOWLEDGE

His dissertation and scientific interests are in the fields of education, new types of employment and the transition from education to work.

PROF. DR FRANK LOHRBERG

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTT / RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY

Works in the field of urban landscape architecture, urban agriculture and landscape as cultural heritage.

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Project “Urban agriculture as a strategy for improving the quality of life of urban communities” is funded by the National science fund with grant agreement ДН 05/18 from 17.12.2016
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