Antonina Zhelyazkova

Research Assistant

AntoninaZhelyazkova(2)PhD in History, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Chairperson of the Board of Directors at the International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations. Her research interests focuse on coexsitance of Christianity and Islam both in Bulgaria and in the Balkans. She is also a part-time lecturer on “Urgent Anthropology” at the MA programme “Balkans between Two Civilizations: Christianity and Islam” at St.Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia.



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Recent Publications 

  • Urgent Anthropology. Vol. 1. The Albanian National Problem and the Balkans, Fieldwork, IMIR, Sofia, 2002.
    Urgent Anthropology. Vol. 2. Albanian Prospects. Fieldwork. IMIR, Sofia, 2003.
  • Urgent Anthropology. Vol. 3. Problems of Multiethnicity in the Western Balkans. Fieldwork. Editor, IMIR, Sofia, 2004.
  • The Balkans in Europe’s Future. Report of the International Commission on the Balkans. CLS, Sofia, 2005 (member of the experts team).
  • Forced Ethnic Migrations on the Balkans: Consequences and Rebuilding of Societies. Foreword and edited by Antonina Zhelyazkova. Conference Proceedings 22-23 February 2005. IMIR and Meiji University, Sofia-Tokyo, 2006.
  • Bulgaria. In: Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview. Edited by Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplanq vol. 2, 1880 to 1945, ABC CLIO, Santa Barbara-California, Oxford-England, 2008, pp. 570-583

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Project Coordinator:
Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou,
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute)

Funded by: the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

Duration: 1 March 2010-31 May 2013

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