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Position: Lecturer/ProfessorИсторически факултет, Софийски Университет Свети Климент Охридски (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski)
Bul. Tzar Osvoboditel 15
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
2. History of the Jewish People: TR
Regional and National (i.e. in North Africa, Greece, Eastern Europe, Germany, Middle East, Spain, India, South America, United States, etc): TR
9. Contemporary Studies: TR
Holocaust Studies: TR
Interfaith studies (including Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish-Muslim relations): TR
Jewish Education: TR
Dr Rumyana Marinova-Christidi was born in Sofia in 1977. She received her Master degree in History and Archives from the Faculty of History, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and her PhD in Contemporary Bulgarian History from the same Faculty. In 2009 she was elected Assistent and in 2014 Dotsent (Associate Professor) at the chair of “History of Bulgaria”, at the Faculty of History of the University of Sofia. She teaches Contemporary History of Bulgaria, Cultural Diplomacy and Holocaust Studies.
Since 2011 Rumyana Marinova-Christidi is a national advisor for the Bologna Process in Higher Education, specializing on the process of internationalization of Higher Education and on new methods of teaching the Communist period and the Holocaust. She is also an advisor to the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “SHALOM”, representing the organization at many international scientific forums.
Rumyana Marinova-Christidi has been a visiting professor at the University of Haifa (Israel), the University of Western Macedonia (Greece), the University “Carlo Bo” in Urbino (Italy). She is the author of two monographs - “Bulgarian education between sovietization and tradition 1948-1959” (Sofia, 2006), “Higher education in Bulgaria: from the Soviet reforms to the reforms of the Bologna Process” (Sofia, 2013) and a co-author in “History of Bulgaria” (in Greek), Thessaloniki, 2015 - as well as the author of articles published in Bulgarian, Greek, English and Italian. She has conducted research and has published many articles about Education, the Bologna Process, History of Bulgaria, Bulgarian-Greek Relations, and on the history of the Bulgarian Jews and the Holocaust.
Rumyana Marinova-Christidi is holder of an award by the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria \"Shalom\" for her “exceptional contribution in the realization of interethnic and religious dialogue, the fight against manifestations of hate and xenophobia, and in strengthening relations between Bulgarians and Jews”.
She speaks Bulgarian, English and Greek.