About the Team

Alexandra Milanova

Alexandra Milanova is an Assistant Professor and Scientific Coordinator at the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She holds an MA in International Relations and a PhD in History and Archaeology from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. Alexandra is engaged in various projects and programs in Bulgaria and abroad. Her works are being published in national and international peer-reviewed journals and collective volumes. The areas of her academic interest include but are not limited to modernization processes in the Balkans, everyday life, urban culture and cultural heritage, international relations 19th – 20th c., digital humanities. Read more here

Galya Grozdanova-Radeva

Galya Grozdanova-Radeva is a head teacher at the Lyubomir Pipkov National Music School in Sofia. She has a BA in Conducting and Performing Arts and an MA in Art Management from the Prof. Asen Diamandiev Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts – Plovdiv. In 2016, she defended her doctorate in Musicology, Music and Dance at the Institute of Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The scientific interests and research of Dr. Galya Grozdanova-Radeva are in the field of musicology, ethnomusicology, folk music, music pedagogy, vocal and instrumental music.

Marija Dumnić Vilotijević

Marija Dumnić Vilotijević is Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Musicology of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She holds MA and PhD in ethnomusicology from the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts (Belgrade). She was Teaching Assistant at the same Faculty (2014/2015). She serves as the Chair of the Research Archives Section of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives, as well as IASA Ambassador in Serbia. Marija is publishing in numerous national and international peer-reviewed journals and edited books. Her research interests are: music in the Balkans, methodologies in ethnomusicology and popular music studies, applied ethnomusicology, sound archiving, soundscape, popular folk music.

Georgi Yuri Dikin

PhD student at the Institute of Balkan Studies with Center for Thracology, BAS. Graduated in Balkan Studies at the Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv in 2016. Participant in the Θ.Υ.Ε.Σ.Π.Α. program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in 2014. Participant in the Erasmus+ program at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2015. His main research interests include the refugee waves between Bulgaria and Greece in the interwar period, ethnic minorities, Bulgarian-Greek relations.

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