Petar Dobrev was born in Varna in 1985. In 2013 he received a MA in History at the Faculty of History, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“. In 2016 he became an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Balkan history at the Department of History of Byzantium and the Balkans at the Faculty of History, Sofia University. In 2019 he received his PhD with the dissertation: “The Holevich Family – Agrarian Capitalists in the Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria and Romania (19-20th c.).
His research interests include the social history of the Balkans, agrarian history, history of Dobrudja and the history of the leftist movements in the Balkans.