Political Sciences

Aleksander Marinov

professor

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Daniela Pastarmadzhieva

assoc. prof.

Dr. Daniela Pastarmadzhieva is an Associate Professor at the Department of “Political Sciences and National Security” at the University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria. Dr. Pastarmadzhieva’s academic career includes the following achievements:

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in “Political Science”, 2013, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Master Degree in “Law”, 2008, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Dr. Pastarmadzhieva’s main research interests are to investigate the civic participation, civic competence, electoral systems and the digitalization of socio-political environment. She also participates in interdisciplinary projects with scholars from Economics, Management, Computer Sciences, and Statistics.
She is a lecturer in Elections and Electoral Systems, Comparative Politics, Political Culture and Political Sciences (Fundamentals) in Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
She is professionally involved in the development of research projects financed by the National Science Fund of Bulgaria and in University projects (Coordinator of a research project, 2019-2021), financed by the University Science Fund at the University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski.

Andrey Velchev

chief assist. prof.

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Antoni Gerasimov

phd student

Antoni Gerasimov is a PhD student in Political Sciences at the “Department of Political Sciences and National Security” at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences and a Master’s degree in Global Politics, International Security and Crisis Management at the UP. Since 2019 he is a PhD student in Political Sciences at the “Department of Political Sciences and National Security”, FESS, UP.

His research focus is on diplomacy, international relations, geopolitics and Balkan studies. He examines in depth the structure of international relations in the Black Sea region.
He is a member of the Youth Association of Political Sciences.