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Last updated: 09.10.2007

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

State: March, 2003

 

of Professor Nikolai Genov, Dr. Dr. sc. , Chair of Sociology

Free University, Berlin
Institute of Eastern European Studies / Institute of Sociology
55, Gary Str., D-14195 Berlin
phone 49-30-838 52039, fax 49-30-838 55206
E-mail: genov@zedat.fu-berlin.de

 

Born in 1946

Research fields

Sociological theory; Global trends; Societal transformations; Eastern Europe

Education

- 1970 : Graduated from Sofia University

- 1972 - 1975 : Post-graduate study, University of Leipzig, Germany

- 1975 : Dr. phil., summa cum laude, University of Leipzig

- 1978 - 1979 : DAAD fellow at the universities of Berlin, Bielefeld, Cassel

- 1986 : Dr. sc., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

- 1988 - 1989 : ACLS fellow, University of California, Berkeley

- 1990 : North America Studies Fellowship at the Free University, Berlin

- 1992 : Fellowship at Korea University, Seoul

- 1992 : DAAD Fellowship at the Free University, Berlin

- 1996 : Fellowship of the National Council of Research, Italy

- 1996 : DAAD Fellowship at the Humboldt University in Berlin

- 1997 : Fellowship at the Central European University, Warsaw

- 1999 : DAAD Fellowship at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main

- 1999 : Fellowship of the Swedish Institute, University of Lund

Employment

- 1971 - 1972 : Assistant Professor, Sofia;

- 1972 - 1975 : Post-graduate student, University of Leipzig, Germany;

- 1976 : Research Fellow, Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;

- 1982 - 1986 : Scientific Secretary of the Institute of Sociology, Sofia;

- 1983 : Associate Professor at the Institute of Sociology, Sofia;

- 1986 - 1990 : Head of Department Employed Youth at the Institute of Youth Studies (second employment);

- 1990 : Full Professor at the Institute of Sociology, Sofia;

- 1990 - 2002 : Head of Department Global and Regional Development, Institute of Sociology;

- 1991 - 1994 : Professor of Sociology at the American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad (second employment);

- 1994 – 1997 : National Coordinator of the annual Bulgarian Human Development

Reports in the framework of the United Nations Development Programme;

- 1995 - 1999 : Chair of Sociology, Slavic University in Sofia (second employment);

- 2002: Adviser to the President of Bulgaria (second employment);

- 2002: Head of the Council of Economic and Social Development of Bulgaria;

- 2002- Chair of Sociology, Free University, Berlin.

Other Professional Activities

- 1980 - 1989 : Scientific Secretary of the International Varna Sociological School;

- 1985 - 1987 : International Consulting Editor of the American Journal of Sociology;

- 1990 - 1994 : Member of the Editorial Board of Current Sociology, ISA;

- 1990 – 1998 : Member of the Editorial Council of Sotsiologicheski Problemi, Sofia;

- 1990 – 1996 : Member of the Editorial Council of Politicheski izsledvaniya, Sofia;

- 1990 - 1998 : President of the National Committee for Social Sciences;

- 1990 - 2002 : Head of the Research Committee Regional and Global Development, Sofia;

- 1990 - 1994 : Member of the Executive Board of the Research Committee Sociological Theory at the International Sociological Association;

- 1990 - 1994 : Member of the Executive Board of the Research Committee History of Sociology at the International Sociological Association;

- 1990 - 1994 : Member of the Publication Commitee of the International Sociological Association;

- 1990 - 1994 : Secretary of the Bulgarian Association of American Studies;

- 1991 - 1995: Vice-President of the Bulgarian Sociological Association;

- 1991 - 1998 : Head of the Department of Sociological Sciences at the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria;

- 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 - 1995: Member of the Executive Resource Council of the International Institute of Regional Studies, Baltimore, USA

- 1992 - 2002: Chairman of the Social Science Commission of the Bulgarian National Commission for UNESCO

- 1993 - 1994 : Bulgarian representative at the Intergovernmental Council of the UNESCO Programme Management of Social Transformations.

- 1993 – 1995: President of the National Scientific Council for Promotions in the Fields of Sociology, Political Sciences and Science of Science.

- 1994 – 1996: Vice-President of the UNESCO Programme Management of Social Transformations.

- 1994 – 2002: President of the International Foundation National and Global Development;

- 1994 – 2002: Member of the Executive Council of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

- 1995 – 2002: Member of the Executive Bureau of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria

- 1995 - 1997: Member of the National Higher Commission for Scientific Accreditation

- 1995 - 1997 : Member of the Council of Science and Higher Education at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technologies

- 1996 - 1999 : Member of the Academic Council of the Slavic University, Sofia

- 1996 – 1998: Member of the Executive Council of the International Social Science Council, Paris

- 1996 - Member of the Executive Council of the ISSC Programme Comparative Research on Poverty;

- 1996 – 2001: Project Leader of the international comparative project Personal and Institutional Strategies for Coping with Transformation Risks in Central and Eastern Europe (UNESCO-MOST project);

- 1997: Member of the ISA Nominating Committee;

- 1998 - Member of the Executive Committee of the RC on Comparative Sociology of the ISA;

- 1998 - Head, Working Group on Eastern Europe, RC Comparative Sociology of the ISA;

- 1998 - Elected Vice-President of the International Social Science Council, Paris;

- 1998 – 2001: Vice-President, Union of Scientists in Bulgaria;

- 2000 - Member of the Bulgarian delegation for negotiations with the European Union in the field of science;

- 2001 – Member of the Advisory Board of Comparative Sociology (Brill, Leiden);

- 2001 – Director of the UNESCO/ISSC International Summer School “Comparative Research in the Social Sciences”

- Papers presented at more than 100 international meetings including the World Congresses of Sociology in Uppsala (1978), Mexico (1982), New Delhi (1986), Madrid (1990), Bielefeld (1994), Montreal (1998);

- Organizer of numerous national and international scientific meetings;

- Head of research teams which carried out national and international empirical studies on social change and social innovations, political preferences, structure and dynamics of risk situations, prepared the Bulgarian national reports on human development, etc.

 

Courses to Students

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 societal transformation

-Transformations in Eastern Europe after 1989

-Social-structural effects of the reforms in Eastern Europe

 

Research Grants

- After 1990 research grants from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Sofia; UNESCO, Paris; The German Office of Academic Exchange, Bonn; Korea Foundation, Seoul; The Regional Centre for the Environment, Budapest; The Central European University, Budapest and Warsaw; The World Society Foundation, Zurich; The National Council of Research, Rome; The Central European University, Warsaw; The Swedish Institute, Stockholm, etc.

 

Recent Research Projects (after 1995)

  • Global Trends and National Transformations (cumulative annual studies);
  • Human Development Reports Bulgaria 1995, 1996, 1997. Coordinator. The Reports were commissioned by the UNDP.
  • International Comparative Project of UNESCO-MOST Personal and Institutional Strategies for Coping with Transformation Risks in Central and Eastern Europe. Leader, 1997-2000.
  • Socrates Programme of the European Union, ODL Project Transformations in a Comparative European Perspective (Leader of the Bulgarian team working together with teams from Germany, Sweden and Romania), 1999-.
  • Grading Leviathan . Comparative Project of the Comparative Charting of Social Change Group. Participants from the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece and Bulgaria, 1996-.
  • International Comparative Project of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialwissenschaften Labour Markets and Unemployment in South-Eastern Europe. Leader, 1999-2000.
  • International Comparative Project of the Informationszentrum Sozialwissenschaften, Berlin, Social Sciences in South-Eastern Europe. Leader, 1999-2001.
  • Municipality of Sofia. Social Dimensions of the New Master Plan of Sofia. Leader of the team, 1998-.
  • Austrian-Bulgarian Project Diverging Policies for Restructuring Labour markets in Sofia and Pernik in the Context of the Enlargement of the European Union. Coordinator, 2000-2001.
  • Poverty and Social Protection in Bulgaria. Research Project of ILO. Contractor, 2001.
  • Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe. EU project, Contractor, 2000-2001.
  • Research and Development in Europe (SEMMERING) EU Project, Contractor, 2001-2003.
  • Sustainable Development of Regions in Europe (REGIONET) EU Project, Contractor, 2001-2003.

 

Publications

Author of about 250 scientific books and articles published in 23 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, the PR of China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Yugoslavia. The following books are among the publications:

- Contemporary Sociology in Bulgaria. (1978) Sofia: Institute of Sociology. Co-author, 183 p. ( in Bulgarian).

- Talcott Parsons and Theoretical Sociology (1982) Sofia, Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 288 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Society: Structure and Development (1982) Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Co-editor and co-author, 283 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Theoretical and Empirical Knowledge in Sociology (1982) Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Co-editor and co-author, 1982 (in Russian).

- Sociology and Social Practice under Socialism (1983) Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Co-editor and co-author (in Russian).

- Social Structure and Way of Life (1984) Berlin: Academie- Verlag. Co-editor and co-author (in Russian).

- Rationality and Sociology. Theoretical and Methodological Problems of Sociological Cognition (1986) Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 294 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Social Factors and Mechanisms of the Economic Development of Socialist Society (1986) Moscow: Institute of Sociology. Co-editor and co-author (in Russian).

- The Work Collective as a Social Factor of Economic Development (1986) Moscow: Institute of Sociology. Co-editor (in Russian).

- The Impact of Social Factors on the Productivity of Work (1986) Moscow: Institute of Sociology. Co-editor (in Russian).

- Social Innovations and Youth (1987) Sofia: Narodna Mladezh. Editor and co-author (in Bulgarian).

- National Traditions in Sociology (1989) London and Beverly Hills: SAGE. Editor and co-author. 248 p. (in English).

- Challenges to General Sociological Theory (1989) Special Issue of International Review of Sociology. Rome. Editor and co-author (in English).

- Social Change and Sociological Approaches (1991) Sofia: Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Editor and co-author, 225 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Internationalization of Sociology (1991) Special Issue of Current Sociology,Spring. Editor and co-author, 139 p. (in English).

- Society and Technology in the Balkan Countries (1991) Sofia: Regional and Global Development. Editor and co-author. 118 p. (in English).

- The USA at the End of the XXth Century (1992) Sofia: Sofia University Publishing House, 175 p. ( in Bulgarian).

- Sustainable Development and Environmental Risks (1993) Sofia: Sofia University Publishing House. Editor and co-author, 128 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Society and Environment in the Balkan Countries (1993) Sofia: Regional and Global Development. Editor and co-author. 143 p. (in English).

- Ethnicity and Politics in Bulgaria and Israel (1993) Aldershot, Hampshire (UK), Brookfield, Vermont (USA): Ashgate Publishing Company. Co-editor and co-author, 259 p. (in English).

- The Rise of the Dragon: The Modernization of South Korea (1994) Sofia: Sofia University Press, 179 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Risks of the Transition (1994) Sofia: National and Global Development. Editor and co- author. 215 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Sociology in a Society in Transition (1994) Sofia: Regional and Global Development, Ed. and co-author, 212 p. (in English)

- Bulgaria 1995. Human Development Report. (1995) Sofia: National and Global Development. Ed. and co-author, 113 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Bulgaria 1995. Human Development Report (1995) Sofia: National and Global Development. Ed. and co-author, 102 p. (in English)

- Society and Politics in South-East Europe (1996) Sofia: National and Global Development. Ed. and co-author, 282 p. (in English).

- Bulgaria 1996. Human Development Report (1996) Sofia: UNDP, Ed. and co-author, 147 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Bulgaria 1996. Human Development Report (1996) Sofia: UNDP. Ed. and co-author, 136 p. (in English).

- Bulgaria - Today and Tomorrow (1997) Sofia: Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. Ed. and co-author, 322 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Bulgaria 1997. Human Development Report (1997) Sofia: UNDP. Ed. and co-author, 118 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Bulgaria 1997. Human Development Report (1997) Sofia: UNDP. Ed. and co-author, 104 p. (in English).

-Central and Eastern Europe. Continuing Transformation (1998) Paris and Sofia: UNESCO-MOST and Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. Ed. and co-author, 313 p. (in English).

- Sociology (1998) Sofia: Regional and Global Development, 219 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Bulgaria 1960-1995. Trends of Social Development (1999) Sofia: National and Global Development. Co-editor and co-author, 512p. (in English).

- Unemployment. Risks and Reactions (1999) Paris and Sofia: UNESCO-MOST and Friedrich Ebert Foundation: Editor, 324 p. (in English).

- Managing Transformations in Eastern Europe (1999) Paris and Sofia: UNESCO-MOST and Regional and Global Development, 138 p. (in English).

- Continuing Transformation in Eastern Europe. (2000) Berlin:Trafo Verlag. Editor, 231p. (in English).

- Eastern Europe in the Global Processes (2000) Sofia: Sofia University Press, 154 p., (in Bulgarian).

- Labour Markets and Unemployment in South-Eastern Europe (2000) Berlin: WZB, Editor, 168 p. (in English).

- Recent Social Trends in Bulgaria 1960-1995 (2001) Montreal: McGill Queens’ University Press. Co-ed. and co-author, 494 p. (in English).

- Social Sciences in Southeastern Europe (2001) Paris and Berlin: International Social Science Council and Information Center for Social Sciences. Co-ed. and co-author, 266 p. (in English).

- Prospects of Sociology in Bulgaria (2001) Sofia: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Editor, 492 p. (in Bulgarian).

- Science in Southeastern Europe (2001) Sofia: Union of Scientists in Bulgaria. Editor, 176p. (in English).

- Advances in Sociological Knowledge over Half a Century (2002) Paris: ISSC. Editor, 419 p. (in English)

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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