red. prof. dr. Nikolai Genov

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Research fields:

  • Sociological theory; Global trends; Societal transformations; Ethnic relations; International migration

Education:

  • 1999: Fellowship of the Swedish Institute, University of Lund
  • 1999: DAAD Fellowship at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main
  • 1997: Fellowship at the Central European University, Warsaw
  • 1996: DAAD Fellowship at the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • 1996: Fellowship of the National Council of Research, Italy
  • 1992: Fellowship at the Free University, Berlin
  • 1992: Fellowship at Korea University, Seoul
  • 1990: Fellowship at the Free University, Berlin
  • 1988-1989: ACLS fellow,  University of California, Berkeley
  • 1986: Dr. sc., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1978-1979: DAAD fellow at the universities of Berlin, Bielefeld, Cassel
  • 1975: Dr. phil., summa cum laude, University of Leipzig
  • 1972-1975: Post-graduate study, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 1970: Graduated from  Sofia University

Professional positions held:

  • 2011 April on- : Professor, Head, Institute of Global and Regional Development, School for Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia
  • 2002 - March 2011: University- Professor of Sociology, Free University Berlin
  • 2006 - 2007: Deputy Director of the Institute of Sociology, Free University Berlin
  • 2004 - 2009: Member of the Strategic Planning Committee, International Social Science Council
  • 2003 - 2008: Member of the Strategic Advisory Committee, UNESCO, MOST Programme
  • 2003 - 2005: Director of the Institute of Eastern European Studies, Free  University Berlin
  • 2002: Full-time Adviser of the President of Bulgaria in the field of social policy
  • 2001 - 2007: Member of the Advisory Board of Comparative Sociology
  • 2000 - 2010: Director of the UNESCO/ISSC International Summer School Comparative Researchin the Social Sciences
  • 2000 –2002: Member of the Bulgarian delegation for negotiations with the European Union in the field of science
  • 1998 – 2001: Vice-President,  Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • 1998 – 2002: Vice-President of the International Social Science Council, Paris
  • 1998 - 2002: Head, Working Group on Eastern Europe, RC Comparative Sociology of  the ISA
  • 1998 –2002: Member of the Executive Committee of the RC Comparative Sociology of  the ISA
  • 1997: Included in the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, USA
  • 1997: Member of the ISA Nominating Committee
  • 1996 - 2004: Member of the Executive Council of the ISSC Programme Comparative Research on Poverty
  • 1996 – 1998: Member of the Executive Council of the International Social Science Council, Paris
  • 1996  - 1999: Member of the Academic Council of the Slavic University, Sofia
  • 1995 - 1999: Chair of Sociology, Slavic University in Sofia (second employment)
  • 1995 - 1997: Member of the Council of Science and Higher Education at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technologies, Sofia
  • 1995 - 1997: Member of the National Higher Commission for Scientific Accreditation, Sofia
  • 1995 – 2002: Member of the Executive Bureau of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • 1994 - 1997: National Coordinator of the Bulgarian Human Development Reports        commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme
  • 1994 - 1996: Vice-President of the UNESCO Programme Management of Social Transformations (MOST)
  • 1993 – 1995: President of the National Scientific Council for Promotions in the Fields of Sociology, Political Sciences and Science of Science
  • 1993 - 1994: National representative at the Intergovernmental Council of the UNESCO Programme Management of Social Transformations (MOST)
  • 1992 - 2002: Chairman of the Social Science Commission of the Bulgarian National             Commission for UNESCO
  • 1991 - 1995: Member of the Executive Resource Council of the International Institute of Regional Studies, Baltimore, USA
  • 1991 - 1992: Member of the Board of Directors of the European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in the Social Sciences (the Vienna Centre)
  • 1991 - 1998: Head of the Department of Sociological Sciences at the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria
  • 1991 - 1995: Vice-President of the Bulgarian Sociological Association
  • 1991 - 1994: Professor of Sociology at the American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad (second employment)
  • 1990 - 1994: Secretary of the Bulgarian Association of American Studies
  • 1990 - 1994: Member of the Publication Committee of the International Sociological Association
  • 1990 - 1994: Member of the Executive Board of the Research Committee History of Sociologyat the International Sociological Association
  • 1990 - 1994: Member of the Executive Board of the Research Committee Sociological Theoryat the International Sociological Association
  • 1990 on: President of the Research Centre Regional and Global Development  (REGLO)
  • 1990 - 1998: President of the National Committee for Social Sciences, Sofia
  • 1990 - 2002: Head of Department Global and Regional Development, Institute of Sociology, Sofia
  • 1990 - 1998: Member of the Editorial Council of Sotsiologicheski Problemi, Sofia
  • 1990 - 1994: Member of the Editorial Board of Current Sociology, ISA
  • 1990 - 2002: Full Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
  • 1986 - 1990: Head of Department Employed Youth at the Institute of Youth Studies (second employment)
  • 1985 - 1987: International Consulting Editor of the American Journal of Sociology
  • 1983 - 1990: Associate Professor, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
  • 1982 - 1986: Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Sociology, Sofia
  • 1980 - 1989: Scientific Secretary of the International Varna Sociological School
  • 1976 – 1983: Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia
  • 1972 - 1975: Post-graduate student, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 1971 - 1972: Assistant Professor, Sofia

University courses:

Lectures at universities in Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Plovdiv, Berlin, Moscow, Los Angeles, Seoul, Warsaw, etc.

Courses:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociological Theory
  • Social Actors
  • Social Relations
  • Social Processes
  • Social Problems and Social Policy
  • Globalization and Social Transformations
  • Globalization and Regional Development
  • Societal Transformations in Eastern Europe
  • Individualization
  • Individualization and Urbanization
  • Rationalization of Organizations
  • Advances in Sociological Knowledge
  • Interethnic Relations
  • Ethnic Relations and Migration
  • Migration of Highly Qualified
  • Instrumental Activism

Other Professional Activities:

  • Papers presented at more than 100 international meetings including the World Congresses of   Sociology in Varna (1970), Uppsala (1978),  Mexico (1982), New Delhi (1986),  Madrid (1990), Bielefeld (1994), Montreal (1998), Durban (2006); Gothenburg 2011
  • Organizer of  numerous national and international scientific meetings
  • Head of national and international research teams which carried out empirical studies on social change and social innovations,  city planning, political preferences, structure and dynamics of risk situations, unemployment, interethnic relations, international  migration, etc.

Research Grants after 1990:

  • From the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Sofia;  UNESCO; UNDP; ILO; DAAD; Korea Foundation, Seoul; The Regional Centre for the Environment, Budapest; World Society Foundation, Zurich, The National Council of Research, Rome, the Central European University, Warsaw, the Swedish Institute, Stockholm, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, EU/ INTAS, Volkswagen Foundation.

Research Projects after 2000:

  • 2009 -: Brokering Environmentally Sustainable Sanitation for Europe, Contractor, FP7
  • 2008 - 2010: Comparing Out-Migration from Armenia and Georgia, Coordinator, VW
  • 2005 - 2007: Comparing Societal Integration of Ethnic Minorities, Coordinator, EU / INTAS
  • 2005 - 2007: Labour Markets and Local Communities (LocLab). EU/ INTAS. Contractor
  • 2005 - 2006: Ethnicity and Mass Media. Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. Coordinator
  • 2004 – 2005: Ethnicity and Educational Policies. Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. Coordinator
  • 2003 -  2004: Ethnic Relations in South Eastern Europe. Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. Coordinator
  • 2001 - 2003: Sustainable Development of Regions in Europe (REGIONET) EU Project, Contractor.
  • 2001 - 2003: Research and Development in Europe (SEMMERING) EU Project, Contractor
  • 2000 - 2001: Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe.  EU project, Contractor
  • 2001: Poverty and Social Protection in Bulgaria. ILO Research Project. Contractor
  • 2001: Unemployment and Labour Market in Pernik. Municipality of Pernik. Coordinator
  • 2000 - 2001: Diverging Policies for Restructuring the Labour Markets in Sofia and Pernik in the Context of the Enlargement of the European Union. Austrian-Bulgarian Project. Coordinator
  • 1999 - 2000: Public Opinion on the Central Part of Sofia and its Connections to Other Districts of the Capital City. Municipality of Sofia. Coordinator
  • 1999 - 2001: Social Sciences in South-Eastern Europe. Informationszentrum Sozialwissenschaften Berlin. Coordinator
  • 1999 - 2000: Labour Markets and Unemployment in South-Eastern Europe. Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialwissenschaften WZB. Coordinator
  • 1997 - 2001: Personal and Institutional Strategies for Coping with Transformation Risks in Central and Eastern Europe. UNESCO/MOST. Coordinator
  • Author of more than 300 scientific books and articles published in 27 countries: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States

Book publications (monographs and edited collections):

  • 2013: Challenges of Individualization. International Social Science Journal (ed. in print)
  • 2012: Global Trends and Regional Development. New York: Routledge (ed., in English)
  • 2011: With Savvidis, T. (eds.) Transboundary Migration in the Post-Soviet Space. Three Comparative Case Studies. Frankfurt/M etc.: Peter Lang (in English)
  • 2010: Global Trends in Eastern Europe. Farnham UK and Burlington USA: Ashgate, 230p. (in English)
  • 2008: Interethnic Integration in Five European Societies. Hamburg: Krämer, 377 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2007: Comparative Research in the Social Sciences. Paris and Sofia: ISSC and REGLO, 320 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2007: Upgrading the Rationality of Organizations. Berlin: Institute of Eastern European Studies, 98 p. (in English)
  • 2007: Patterns of Interethnic Integration. Berlin: Institute of Eastern European Studies, 104 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2007: Soziologische Zeitgeschichte. Berlin: Sigma, 332 p. (in German and English, Co-ed.)
  • 2006: Ethnicity and Mass Media in South Eastern Europe. Muenster: LIT, 199 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2005: Entwicklung des soziologischen Wissens. Ergebnisse eines halben Jahrhunderts. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 427 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2005: Ethnicity and Edicational Policies in South Eastern Europe. Muenster: LIT, 196 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2004: Ethnic Relation in South Eastern Europe. Muenster: LIT, 149 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2004: Advances in Sociological Knowledge over Half a Century. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 359 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2003: Prospects of Sociology in Bulgaria. Sofia: REGLO, 178 p., (in English, Ed.)
  • 2001: Science in South Eastern Europe. Sofia: Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, 179 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2001: Prospects of Sociology in Bulgaria. Sofia: Sofia University Press, 475 p. (in Bulgarian, Ed.)
  • 2001: Social Sciences in South Eastern Europe. Paris and Berlin: ISSC and Informationszentrum für Sozialwissenschaften (in English, Co-ed.)
  • 2001: Recent Social Trends in Bulgaria. Montreal: McQueens University Press, 494 p. (in English, Co-ed.)
  • 2000: Eastern Europe in the Global Processes. Sofia: Sofia University Press, 154 p. (in Bulgarian)
  • 2000: Labour Markets and Unemployment in South Eastern Europe. Berlin: WZB, 268 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 2000: Continuing Transformation in Eastern Europe. Berlin: Trafo, 231 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1999: Managing Transformations in eastern Europe. Paris and Sofia: UNESCO/MOST and REGLO, 138 p. (in English)
  • 1999: Unemployment: Risks and Reactions. Paris and Sofia: UNESCO/MOST and FES, 324 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1999: Bulgaria 1960 – 1995. Sofia: National and Global Development, 501 p. (in English, Co-ed.)
  • 1998: Central and Eastern Europe. Continuing Transformation. Paris and Sofia: UNESCO/MOST and FES, 317 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1998: Sociology. Sofia: REGLO, 219 p. (in Bulgarian)
  • 1997: Bulgaria. Human Development Report 1997. Sofia: UNDP, 118 p.  (in Bulgarian and in English, Ed.)
  • 1997: Bulgaria – Today and Tomorrow. Sofia: FES, 322 p. (in Bulgarian, Ed.)
  • 1996: Bulgaria. Human Development Report 1996. Sofia: UNDP, 136 p. (in Bulgarian and English, Ed.)
  • 1996: Society and Politics in South Eastern Europe. Sofia: National and Global Development, 280 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1995: Bulgaria. Human Development Report 1995. Sofia: UNDP, 100 p. (in Bulgarian and English, Ed.)
  • 1994: Sociology in a Society in Transition. Sofia: Regional and Global Development, 212p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1994: Risks of Transition. Sofia: National and Global Development, 215 p. (in Bulgarian, Ed.)
  • 1994: The Rise of the Dragon. The Modernisation of South Korea. Sofia: Sofia University Publishing House, 149 p. (in Bulgarian)
  • 1993: Ethnicity and Politics in Bulgaria and Israel. Aldershot, Hampshire (UK), Brookfield, Vermont (USA): Ashgate Publishing Company, 259 p.  (in English, Co-ed.)
  • 1993: Society and Environment in the Balkan Countries. Sofia: Regional and Global Development, 143 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1993: “Blick zurück im Zorn”. Die Entwicklung der Soziologie in Bulgarien Berlin:  Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung,  34 S. (in German)
  • 1993: Sustainable Development and Environmental Risks. Sofia: Sofia University Publishing House, 128 p.  (in Bulgarian, Ed.)
  • 1992: The USA at the End of the XXth Century. Sofia: Sofia University Publishing House, 175 p. ( in Bulgarian)
  • 1991: Society and Technology in the Balkan Countries. Sofia: Regional and Global Development, 118 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1991: Internationalization of Sociology. Special Issue of Current Sociology, Spring,139 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1991: Social Change and Sociological Approaches. Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 225 p. (in Bulgarian, Ed.)
  • 1989: Challenges to General Sociological Theory. Special Issue of  International Review of  Sociology.  Rome. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1989: National Traditions in Sociology. London and Beverly Hills: SAGE. 248 p. (in English, Ed.)
  • 1987: Social Innovations and Youth . Sofia: Narodna Mladezh (in Bulgarian, Ed.)
  • 1986: The Impact of Social Factors on the Productivity of Work. Moscow: Institute of Sociology (in Russian, Co-ed.)
  • 1986: The Work Collective as a Social Factor of the Economic Development. Moscow: Institute of Sociology (in Russian, Co-ed.)
  • 1986: Social Factors and Mechanisms of the Economic Development of Socialist Society. Moscow: Institute of Sociology (in Russian, Co-ed.)
  • 1986: Rationality and Sociology. Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 294 p. (in Bulgarian)
  • 1984: Social Structure and Way of Life. Berlin: Academie- Verlag. (in Russian, Co-ed.)
  • 1983: Sociology and Social Practice under Socialism. Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (in Russian, Co-ed.)
  • 1982: Theoretical and Empirical Knowledge in Sociology. Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. (in Russian, Co-ed.)
  • 1982: Society: Structure and Development (1982) Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian   Academy of Sciences. 283 p. (in Bulgarian, Co-ed.)
  • 1982: Talcott  Parsons and Theoretical Sociology (1982) Sofia, Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 288 p. (in Bulgarian)
  • 1978: Contemporary Sociology in Bulgaria. Sofia: Institute of Sociology, 183 p. (in Bulgarian, Co-ed.)

Fluent in:

  • English, German, Russian, Bulgarian

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