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Nikolai Vukov


Dr Nikolai Vukov graduated from the Faculty of Bulgarian Studies at Sofia University (BA, MA, 1995) and did a second MA degree in History at Central European University, Budapest (1999). In 2002, he received his first doctoral degree in the field of anthropology and folklore studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and in 2005, he defended his second doctoral dissertation (summa cum laude) on Monuments between Life and Death: Memory and Representation in Monuments of the Socialist Past in Bulgaria.

Dr Vukov has been Visiting Fellow at Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris (2002); Guest Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2003); Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Sofia (2005-2006); Mellon Foundation Fellow, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris (2007), and Returning Scholar Fellow, Academic Fellowship Program, HESP, Open Society Institute, Budapest (2006-2008), to mention a few. He has combined his research activities at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences with a teaching career, lecturing at the Department of History and Theory of Culture, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (2008), and at the Department of Anthropology, New Bulgarian University (2006 – present).

Research Interests: identities, mobility and transformations; cultural policies and practices in Southeast Europe; oral history, methodologies of history. Dr Vukov has participated in a number of research projects funded by Open Society Institute, Budapest; the Bulgarian National Fund for Scholarly Research; and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.