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Last updated: 09.10.2007

 

Curriculum vita of Svoboda Alexandra Dimitrova (Ph.D.)

 

Positions held

2003- 2001 Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Germanic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Department of Germanic

Languages and Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

 

2000 Chief Administrator

S.D. Charity - International Inc. (non-for-profit organization, registered in the State of Illinois )

1998 - 1999 Teacher for German Language in Secondary Education

"Rovel" School, Sofia

 

1994-1996 Manager of the Representative Office

United Parcel Service - Bulgaria , Sofia ("UPS - In Time")

1992 -1994 Head of Department & Principal Lecturer in Sociology

New Bulgarian University of the Open Society, Sofia reporting to the dean, administrative responsibility for all lecturer and students in the department, designing a base line training program for prospective insurance agents

1984 - 1992 Senior Research Fellow in Sociology of Arts

Department of Sociology of Culture, Institute of Culture, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia performing sociological studies in the fields of popular culture, employment, and the arts; contributing in the preparation and organization of the national census

1979 - 1983 Junior Research Fellow in Sociology of Arts

Department of Sociology of Culture, Institute of Culture , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia working in a team of sociologists, mathematicians, and theoreticians of arts; performing experimental sociological work, interpreting empirical data Education and Awards

2003 PhD student,Winner of the annual Robert Kauf Award for Excellence in Teaching

Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

2002 Winner of the Graduate Students Competition at the Department of Germanic Studies at UIC

2001-2002 Winner of the Max Kade Fellowship

2000 Tutorium of Intensive English

1973 -1976 Ph.D. in Art Criticisms

Department of Sociology of Culture, Institute of Culture , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

1968 - 1972 Diploma German Philology rating "very good", Department of West European Philologies, University of Sofia "Kliment Ohridsky"

1963 - 1968 Leaving Certificates in 8 subjects

overall rating "excellent", German Language School , Bourgas , Bulgaria

1957 - 1963 Leaving Certificates in 12 subjects

overall rating "excellent", Community School No. 5, Sliven

 

Teaching Experience

2003 - 2001 Teaching German language courses at all levels

University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1998 - 1999 Teacher for German in a school for foreign languages,

"Rovel" School, Sofia

1992 -1996 Principal Lecturer in Sociology to freshmen in insurance finances New Bulgarian University of the Open Society, Sofia

 

Scholarly writing

2002 book review "German National Cinema by Sabine Hake", submitted to Focus on Literature (2002).

2002 article "An Autobiography as a Topography. Canetti's Roustschuck" with Dr. Penka Angelova for the Camden Edition, USA

1982 "Sociology of Theater", Dissertation 1982

1979 - 1994 about 30 papers and contributions to scientific conference in the field of sociology of culture, arts, and semiotics

1979 - 1994 about 15 oral presentations at International Conferences in Bulgaria , Greece , Italy , Hungary , Austria , Germany , Holland , and Russia

 

Professional Qualifications

1968 - 1972 Teacher in German Language/Literature & Russian Language

rating "very good", Department of West European Philologies, University of Sofia ,"Kliment Ohridsky"

English Language Courses and English Language Qualification

2002 English for Academic Writing

2001 English Grammar for Native Speakers

2000 Intensive English for Speakers of Foreign Languages Advanced Level

Tutorium for Intensive English, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

German Language Qualifications

1968 - 1972 University Degree in German Language and Literature

rating "very good", University of Sofia , "Kliment Ohridsky"

1963 - 1968 Leaving Certificate

rating "excellent", German Language School , Bourgas

 

Russian Language Qualifications

1968 - 1972 University Degree in Russian Language

rating "good", University of Sofia , "Kliment Ohridsky"

1963 - 1968 Leaving Certificate in German Language, minors English and Russian

rating "excellent", German Language School , Bourgas

 

French Language Qualifications

1993 one year of study at the Alliance , Sofia 's private school for foreign languages

 

Polish Language Qualifications

1987 one year of study at the Polish Cultural Center - Sofia

 

Bulgarian Mother Tongue

   
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