Assoc. Prof. Olga Simova, PhD


Phone: 032 / 261 436
E-mail: olgasimova1@gmail.com
Address: 21 Kostaki Peev Street, fl. 4, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Visiting hours:

Field of the scientific qualification

Political sciences (political philosophy)

Education

Habilitation

2007 Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Sociological Theories of Globalization and Their Political Implications

PhD:

1998 St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Civil Movements in Bulgaria during the Process of Democratization

Master:

St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Philosophy

Bachelor:

St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Philosophy

Professional experience

Academic positions held:

2015 Associate Professor of Political Science, Faculty of History and Philosophy (University of Plovdiv)

From 2007 until 2015: Associate Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences (University of Plovdiv)

From 1998 until 2007: Chief Assistant Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences (University of Plovdiv)

From 1993 until 1998: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences (University of Plovdiv)

From 2005 until 2013: Part-time Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, New Bulgarian University  

 

 

      Occupied lecturer's duties at this stage:

Courses Thaught

2003: History of Political Ideas, Department of Economy and Political Sciences, University of Plovdiv

2005: Philosophy of Politics, Department of Philosophy, University of Plovdiv

2014: Political Ideologies, Department of Economy and Political Sciences, University of Plovdiv

2013-2014: The Process of Democratization in Bulgaria after 1989, Department of Economy and Political Sciences, University of Plovdiv

2013: Globalization and Challenges to the World Order, Department of History, University of Plovdiv

2010-2013: Philosophy of Civil Society and Human Rights, Department of Philosophy, New Bulgarian University (Sofia)

2005-2006: Marx and Marxisms, Department of Philosophy, New Bulgarian University (Sofia)

2009-2013: Origin and Foundations of Modern Democracy, Department of Philosophy, New Bulgarian University (Sofia)

2000-2003: Theory of Politics, Department of Economy and Political Sciences, University of Plovdiv

1993-2000: Introduction to Political Science, Department of Economy and Political Sciences, University of Plovdiv

Administrative-management experience:

2012-2013: Head of the Department of Economy and Politicial Sciences, University of Plovdiv

 

Memberships

2011-2015: Member of the editorial board of the academic series Научни трудове на ФИСН, ПУ „Паисий Хилендарски" [Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski"].

Membership in Bulgarian Association of Political Sciences

 

 

Have a command of languages

German, Russian

Publications

Monographs:

  • Симова, О., Демокрация на участието. Теоретични ракурси, Пловдив, Университетско издателство „Паисий Хилендарски", 2014 (ISBN 978-954-423-981-7).

Simova, O., Participatory Democracy. Theoretical Perspectives, Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press, 2014 (ISBN 978-954-423-981-7).

  • Симова, О., Глобализация и политика. Социологически теории за глобализацията и техните политически импликации, Пловдив, Университетска фондация – Пловдив, 2005 (ISBN 978 954 423 981 7)

Simova, O. Globalization and Politics. Sociological Theories of Globalization and their Political Impications. Plovdiv, Plovdiv University Foundation, 2005 (ISBN 978 954 423 981 7)

Studies:

  • Симова, O., „Отвъд пазара на труда?", в: Научни трудове на ФИСН, том 7 (2011), Пловдив, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски".

Simova, O. "Beyond Labour Market?", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook № 7 (2011), Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.  

  • Симова, О., „Политическият ред пред предизвикателствата на глобализацията", в: Научни трудове на ФИСН, том 6 (2009), Пловдив, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски".

Simova, O. "Political Order in the Face of the Challenges of Globalization", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook № 6 (2009), Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.]    

  • Симова, О., „Глобализацията, посттрадиционното общество и радикалната промяна в теорията на А. Гидънс", в: Научни трудове на ФИСН, том 5 (2007), Пловдив, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски".  

Simova, O. "Globalization, Post-traditional Society and Radical Change in the Theory of Anthony Giddens", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook № 5 (2007), Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.

  • Симова, О., „Глобализацията и нейните политически измерения в теорията на У. Бек", в: Научни трудове на ФИСН, том 4 (2005), Пловдив, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски".

Simova, O., "Globalization and its Political Dimensions in Ulrich Beck's Theory", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook № 4 (2005), Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.

  • Симова, О., „Гражданинът и гражданската свобода", в: Научни трудове на ФИСН, том 4 (2005), Пловдив, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски".

Simova, O., "The Citizen and the Civil Liberty", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook № 3 (2003), Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.

  • Симова, О., „Последици от глобализацията на икономиката и техните политически интерпретации", в: Научни трудове на ФИСН, том 4 (2005), Пловдив, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски".

Simova, O., "The Consequences of the Globalization of Economy and Their Political Interpretations", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook № 2 (2001), Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.]

 

Scientific papers and reports:

  • Симова, О., „Университетското образование, теорията и практиката", в: Научни трудове на ФИСН, том 10 (2015), Пловдив, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски".

[Simova, O., "University Education, Theory, Practice", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook № 10 (2015), Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.]

  • Simova, O.,Deliberative Demokratie jensiets des Nationalstaates", in: Ottmann, H., P. Barisic (Hrsg.), Deliberative Demokratie, Baden-Baden, Nomos Verlaggesellschaft, 2015.

  • Simova, O., "Bulgarian Politics", in: Academic Foresights, № 13 (January-June 2015), http://www.academic-foresights.com/Bulgarian_Politics.html

  • Симова, О., „Възходът на теориите за демокрация на участието в съвременния идейно-политически контекст", в: Сборник с доклади от научна конференция „Времена на несигурност и рискове: възможности и перспективи за развитие", Пловдив, УИ„Паисий Хилендарски", 2015.

[Simova, O. „The Boom of Participatory Democracy Theories in the Context of Contemporary Political Ideas", in: Proceedings of the Scientific Conference "Times of Insecurity and Risks: Opportunities and Perspectives for Development", Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press, 2015.]

  • Симова, О., „Делиберативната демокрация отвъд държавните граници", в: Сборник с доклади от научна конференция „Времена на несигурност и рискове: въможности и перспективи за развитие", УИ „Паисий Хилендарски", 2015.

[Simova, O. „Deliberative Democracy beyond National Borders", in: Proceedings of the Scientific Conference "Times of Insecurity and Risks: Opportunities and Perspectives for Development", Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press, 2015.]

  • Simova, O., „Demokratie oder demokratische Gesellschaft", in: Barisic, P. (Hrsg.), Demokracija na prekretnici, Zagreb, Hrvatsko filozofsko drustvo, 2014, ISBN 978-953-164-175-3, S. 31-45.

  • Симова, О., „Каква демокрация е възможна в ЕС? Дефицитът на демокрация и предложенията за неговото преодоляване", в: Научни трудове на ФИСН, том 9 (2013), Пловдив, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски".

[Simova, O., "What Kind of Democracy is Possible within the EU? Democratic Deficit and How to Overcome It", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook № 9 (2013), Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.]

  • Симова, О., „Теоретични рефлексии върху прехода в България", сп. Български философски преглед, кн. 2 / 2012, ИК "Св. Иван Рилски", София.

[Simova, O. "Theoretical Reflexions on the Bulgarian Political Transition", in: Bulgarian Philosophical Review 2 (2012), St. Ivan Rilski Publishing House, Sofia.]

  • Симова, О., „Гражданските движения в България две десетилетия по-късно", в: Демокрацията в България през ХХІ век., В. Търново, изд. Европейски информационен център, 2010.

[Simova, О., "Civil Movements in Bulgaria Revisited: Twenty Years Later", in: Democracy in Bulgaria in the 21 Century, Veliko Tarnovo, European Information Center Publishers, 2010.]

  • Симова, О., „Икономическите и политическите теории пред предизвикателствата на световната криза", в: Икономически измерения и социални последици на глобалната криза, УИ „Паисий Хилендарски", Пловдив 2012.

[Simova, O., "Economic and Political Theories in the Face of the Challenges of the Global Financial Crisis", in: Economic Dimension and Social Consequences of the Global Crisis, Plovdiv, Paisii Hilednarski University Press, 2012.]

  • Симова, О., „Демокрация или демократично общество", във: Философски алтернативи, 1 / 2011, София.

[Simova, O., "Democracy or Democratic Society", in: Philosophical Alternatives 2011 (1), Sofia.]

  • Симова, О., „Глобализацията през погледа на социалната критика", в: Известия на хуманитарния департамент при МГУ Св. Иван Рилски" София 10 (2010), ИК "Иван Рилски".

[Simova, O., "Globalization from the Perspective of Social Criticism", in: Proceedings of the Department of Humanities of the University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski" Sofia 10 (2010), Ivan Rilski Publishing House.]

  • Simova, O., „Demokratie oder demokratische Gesellschaft", in: Synthesis Philosophica 49 vol. 25 (2010).

  • Симова, О., „Антропологичните основания на политиката и ценностите в българския политически дебат", в: Известия на хуманитарния департамент при МГУСв. Иван Рилски" София 9 (2009), ИК „Иван Рилски".

[Simova, O., "Anthropological Foundations of Politics and Values in the Bulgarian Political Debate", in: Proceedings of the Department of Humanities of the University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski" Sofia 9 (2009), Ivan Rilski Publishing House.]

  • Симова, O., „Размиването на понятията „свобода" и „справедливост" в теорията за рефлексивната модернизация", в: Известия на хуманитарния департамент при МГУ Св. Иван Рилски" София 7 (2007), ИК „Иван Рилски".

[Simova, O., "Dissolving the Concepts of Liberty and Justice in the Theory of Reflexive Modernization", in: Proceedings of the Department of Humanities of the University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski" Sofia 9 (2009), Ivan Rilski Publishing House.]

  • Simova, O., „Auflösung der Begriffe Freicheit und Gerechtigkeit in der Theorie reflexiver Modernisierung", in: Syntesis Philosophica 42 vol. 21 (2006), Zagreb.

  • Симова, O., „Еврооптимизъм и Евроскептицизъм. Българският вариант", в: Известия на хуманитарния департамент при МГУ „Св. Иван Рилски" София 5 (2005), ИК „Иван Рилски".

[Simova, O., "Eurooptimism and Euroscepticism. The Bulgarian Version", in: Proceedings of the Department of Humanities of the University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski" Sofia 5 (2005), Ivan Rilski Publishing House.]

  • Симова, О., „Реалността като утопия?", в: Известия на хуманитарния департамент при МГУ „Св. Иван Рилски" София 5 (2005), ИК „Иван Рилски".  

[Simova, O., "Reality as Utopia?", in: Proceedings of the Department of Humanities of the University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski" Sofia 5 (2005), Ivan Rilski Publishing House.]

  • Симова, О., „Постмодерният подход към глобализацията. Зигмунд Бауман", във: Философски алтернативи, 4-5 / 2005, София.

[Simova, O., "The Post-modern Approach to Globalization. Zygmunt Bauman", in: Philosophical Alternatives 2005 (4-5), Sofia.]

  • Симова, О., „Глобализация или глобална епоха. Опитът на Мартин Олброу за история на настоящето", в: Известия на хуманитарния департамент при МГУ „Св. Иван Рилски" София 4 (2004), ИК „Иван Рилски". 

[Simova, O., "Globalization or Global Age. Martin Albrow's  Attempt at Constructing a History of the Present", in: Proceedings of the Department of Humanities of the University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski" Sofia 4 (2004), Ivan Rilski Publishing House.]

  • Симова, О., „Световната система на Имануел Уолърстейн и проблемът за глобализацията", в: Минно-геоложки университет "Св. Иван Рилски" Годишник, том 47, свитък ІV, Хуманитарни и стопански науки, София 2004.

[Simova, O., "Immanuel Wallerstein's World-System and the Problem of Globalization". Mining and Geology University St.Ivan Rilski, Yearbook, roll IV, Vol. 47, Humanities and Economic Sciences, Sofia 2004.]

  • Симова, О., „Мултикултурализъм и либерална демокрация", в: Критика и хуманизъм, София, кн. 16, бр. 2/2003.

[Simova, O., Multiculturalism and Liberal Democracy", in: Critique and Humanism Journal 16, 2/2003.]

  • Симова, О. „Рефлексивната модерност и преоткриването на политическото", в: Критика и хуманизъм, кн. 14, 2/2002.

[Simova, O., "Reflexive Modernity and the Re-Invention of the Political", in: Critique and Humanism Journal  14, 2/2002.] 

  • Симова, О., „Процесът на глобализация в културата. Проблеми и подходи при анализа", в: Социологически проблемии 1-2 / 2001.

[Simova, O., "The Process of Gglobalization in Culture. Problems and Approaches of Analysis", Sociological Problems Review 1-2/2001]

  • Simova, O., "Civil Society and Civil Movements in Bulgaria", in: Resurrecting the Phoenix, Proceedings from the Conference on Civil Society in South Eastern Europe: Ethical and Philosophical Perspectives, American University in Bulgaria, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1997.

  • Симова, О., Екологичното движение в България – възникване и развитие при промяната на политическата система, Научни трудове,  ПУ "Паисий Хилендарски", т.35, кн. 1, 1997, стр. 609-622

[Simova, O., "The Ecological Movement in Bulgaria: its Origin and Development during the Times of Change in the Political System", in: Scientific Papers of the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences, University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilednarski", Yearbook 1997, Plovdiv, Paisii Hilendarski University Press.]

  • Симова, О., Студентското движение в България 1989-1990 г., сп. Отворено образование, бр. 5-6, 1996, стр.173-182

 [Simova, O., "Students Movement in Bulgaria 1989–1990", in: Open Education Review 5-6/1996.]

  • Симова, О., Подходи при изследването на социалните движения в Западна и Източна Европа, Годишник на СУ, Философски факултет, кн. Политология, т.85, 1992, стр. 159-177

 

[Simova, O., "Research Approaches to Social Movements in West and East Europe", Yearbook of Sofia University, v. 85, Political Science, 1992.]

Activities

Scientific projects:

Participative Democracy: Theories and Practices, head of the project  (2013-2014)

Philosophy and Democracy – participant 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015

E-University of Plovdiv – participant (2013-2014)

Participation in scientific forums:

International:

  • Kosmopolitische Demokratie, Dubrovnik, 31.08.–04.09.2015, EUC Dubrovnik, Thema des Vortrags: Kosnstitutionalismus und Demokratie in der Theorie der kosmopolitischen Demokratie.

[Cosmopolitan Democracy, Dubrovnik, 31.08.–04.09.2015, EUC Dubrovnik, Topic of my Talk: Consitutionalism and Democracy in the Theory of Cosmopolitan Democracy.]

  • Deliberative Demokratie, Dubrovnik, 1-6.09.2013, Thema des Vortrags: Die deliberative Demokratie jensets staatlichen Grenzen.

[Deliberative Democracy, Dubrovnik, 1-6.09.2013, Topic of my Talk: Deliberative Democracy beyond National Borders.]

  • Research Methods and Techniques in Economic and Social Sciences, Plovdiv, 06.-07.10.2012, Topic of my Talk: Теоретични рефлексии върху прехода в България. Подходи към проблема [Theoretical Reflexions on the Transition towards Democracy in Bulgaria. Approaches to the Problem].
  • Europa und Demokratie, Dubrovnik, 02.09.-07.09. 2012, Thema des Vortrags: Was r eine Demokratie ist in der EU glich? Das Demokratiedefizit in der EU und die Vorschläge r seine Überwindung.

[Europe and Democracy, Dubrovnik, 02.09.-07.09.2012; Topic of my Talk: What Kind of Democracy is Possible within the EU? Democratic Deficit and How to Overcome It.]

  • Democracy and Political Education, Dubrovnik, 30.08-04.09.2009, Topic of my Talk: Demokratie oder demokratische Gesellschaft. Deweys Konzeption von der Demokratie im Kontext des linksradikalen Denkens [Democracy or Democratic Society. Dewey's Conception of Democracy against the Background of Radical Left Thinking].
  • Philosophy and Gobalization, Zres (Croatia), 22-24.09.2008, Topic of my Talk: Die politische Ordnung vor den Herausforderungen der Globalisierung [Political Order in the Face of the Challenges of Globalization].
  • Глобализация и култура, Русе, март 2000 г., доклад на тема: Подходи към анализа на глобализацията в културата.

[Globalization and Culture, Ruse, March 2000; Topic of my Talk: Approaches to the Analysis of Globalization in Culture.]

  • Гражданското общество в Югоизточна Европа, Благоевград 1997 г., доклад на тема: „Гаржданско общество и граждански движения в България".

[Civil Society in South-East Europe, Blagoevgrad, 1997; Topic of my Talk: Civil Society and Civil Movements in Bulgaria]

National (Bulgarian):

  • Времена на несигурност и рискове: Възможности и перспективи за развитие, Тематично направление: Предизвикателства пред демокрацията и световния ред, 7-8.11.2014, Пловдив, доклад на тема: Възходът на теориите за демокрация на участието в съвременния идейно-политически контекст.

 

[Times of Insecurity and Risks: Opportunities and Perspectives for Development, Thematic area: Challenges for Democracy and World Order, 7-8.11.2014, Plovdiv, Topic of my Talk: The Boom of Participatory Democracy Theories in the Context of Contemporary Political Ideas.]

 

  • Критическата теория и краткия ХХ в., 05.-06.03.2010, Пловдив, доклад на тема: Глобализацията през погледа на социалната критика.

 

        [Critical Theory and the Short 20th Century, 05.-06.03.2010, Plovdiv, Topic of my Talk: Globalization from the Perspective of Social Criticism.]

 

  • Перспективи на българската демокрация: 20 години по-късно, Арбанаси (В. Търново), 30-31.10.2009,  доклад на тема: Гражданските движения в България. Двадесет години по-късно.

 

[Perspectives of Bulgarian Democracy: 20 years later, Arbanasi (V. Tanrovo), 30-31.10.2009, Topic of my Talk: Civil Movements in Bulgaria Revisited: Twenty Years Later.]

 

Participation in scientific councils and scientific expert commissions:

  • 2011 and 2013: Member of a scientific jury for awarding the educational and scientific degree „doctor of the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski".
  • 2012: Chairman of a scientific committee for appointing a Chief Assitant Professor in the University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilendarski".
  • 2013: Chairman of a scientific committee for appointing an Associate Professor in the University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilendarski".

Graduates and PhD

Other Activities

Scientific Consultant of student's  Culb of political science in University of Plovdiv (2012-105)

Translations of scholarly literature from German into Bulgarian