Prof. Kolio Koev, Phd

Phone: 032/ 261 396
Address: 21 Kostaki Peev Street, fl. 1, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Visiting hours:

Field of the scientific qualification


1999: Prof. in Sociology

1997: Dr. of sociological sciences

1992: Habilitation

1982: PhD in Philosophy

1972-1977: Sofia University "Sv. Kliment Ohridsky"

Professional experience

Since 2010 Professor at New Bulgarian University (Sociology)

Since 2008: Professor at Plovdiv University

Since 1992: Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Sofia

1982-1992: Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Sofia



Since 2010: Master Course "Contemporary Sociological Schools" (New Bulgarian University)

Since 2010: Lecture Course "History of Sociological Ideas" (New Bulgarian University)

Since 2010: Lecture Course "Sociology of Everyday Life" (New Bulgarian University)

Since 2008: Lecture Course "Ideas in Ethnomethodology" (Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"

Since 1997: Lecture Course "Everyday Life and Life-World" (Plovdiv  University "Paisii Hilendarsky")

1996 - 2009: Lecture Course "Sociological Ideas of Max Weber" (Sofia University)

1992 - 2009: Lecture Course "Phenomenological Sociology  and Symbolic Interactionism" (Sofia University)


Have a command of languages


2019: "The Genesis of Rationalism as a Research Task". Introduction to: M. Weber. The Genesis of Western Rationalism (Selected Essays). Critique and Humanism Publishing House. Sofia;

2017: Ethnomethodology and Logic of Everyday Understanding. New Bulgarian University. Sofia, 2017;

2017: Max Weber's Manuscript on Communities: Historical and Conceptual Contexts. Critique and Humanism Publishing House. Sofia;  

2015: "Ethical Rationalization of Everyday Life: On the Relationship between Religious and Everyday Habitus". Max Weber Studies

2015: "The World as a Local Affair: Toward the Logic of Situated Practices". Fenomenologia 13/, pp. 248-259;

2013: "Socio-logic of Everyday Understanding: from Formulation to Practical Formalizations", Sotsiologicheski Problemi 3-4, 2013 г., pp. 25-42;

2012: Condemned to Meaning: Everydayness as Discursive Possibilities. Obsidian. Sofia;

2011: "Meaning and Project – Heideggerian Traces in Alfred Schutz's Phenmenology of Evereday Life". Sotsiologicheski problemi . Special Issue

2010: "Everyday Practices and Practical Formalization: The Jurisdiction of Indifferent Everydayness". Critique and Humanism. Vol. 35. Special Issue;

2009: "The Ethnomethodological Discord: Garfinkel's  Principle of Misreading". Sotsiologitcheski Problemi No 3-4;

2009: Value Transformations and Experiences of Uncertainty. In: G. Fotev (Ed.). European Values in Contemporary Bulgarian Society. Sofia University Press. Sofia 2008: "Description and Uncertainty: Sociological Relevance of Heidegger's Formal Indication". Sotsiologicheski Problemi  1-2;

2006: ‘Protestant Ethic and Everyday Habitus: The Mystery of Transformation'. Sotsiologitcheski Problemy No 3-4;

2006: ‘The Mood as a Disclosive Power' (in Bulgarian). In: P. Boyadjieva, L. Deyanova, S. Koleva, K. Koev (Ed.). Worlds in Sociology. Sofia University Press, Sofia;

2006: ‘Max Weber's Afterlife in Bulgarian Sociology'. In: Karl-Ludwig Ay, Knut Borchart (Hg.). Das Fascinosum Max Weber's. Die Geschichte seiner Geltung. UVK Verlagsgesselschaft, Konstanz;

2006: ‘From Normative Notion of Classics to Classical Situations'. In: Trajectories of Bulgarian Sociology (Special Issue of Sotsiologitcheski Problemi Journal);

2006: ‘Ernst Troeltsch and Max Weber: Viewpoints to the Role of Protestantism for Constituting of Modern Sociality' (together with T. Polimenova). In: K. Koev and T. Polimenova (Eds.). Ernst Troeltsch. Max Weber. Protestant Culture and Modernity. Prosveta Publishing House, Sofia;

2005: ‘Interpreting "Parsons' Plenum": Ethnomethodology of  "Immortal Ordinary Society"'. In: D. Koleva et M. Grekova (Eds.): The Culture: Borderlines and Neighborhoods. Sofia University Press, Sofia;

2003: Elementary Forms of Everyday Life. Max Weber and German Social Science in the End of XIXth and the Beginning of XXth Century. Prosveta Publishing House, Sofia;

2003: "Constituting Everyday Life: The Prism of the Public". In: Ilija Srubar, Steven Vaitkus (Hrsg.): Phaenomenologie und die soziale Wirklichkeit. Entwicklungen und Arbeitsweisen. Leske + Budrich, Opladen;

2002: "Max Weber's "Wissenschaft vom Menschen": Sociological Anticipations 1892 – 1896" . Critique and Humanism Vol. 14, No 2

2002: "Formal and Material Rationality: the Uncertainty Principle". Sotsiologicheski problemi No 1-2

2002: "Sociology and Everyday Life: Problemizing the Relationship' Sociological Problems. Special issue: "The Social World in the XXI Century: Ambivalent Legacies and Rising Challenges";

2001: "Metamorphoses of Rationality and Everyday Life Images in Max Weber's Works". Sotsiologitcheski Problemi No 1-2;

2001: "Value and Subjective Meaning: Carl Menger's Theoretical Breakthrough". Critique and Humanism Vol. 11, No 2;

2000: "Max Weber and the Paradoxes of Rationality". In: Weber, M. Sociology of Music, Kritika i Humanism Publishing House, Sofia;

1999: Max Weber et la problematisation du quotidien dans l'epistemologie des sciences sociales. In: I. Znepolski (ed.) Max Weber: relectures a l'ouest relectures a l'est. Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Societe, Sofia;

1998: 'Max Weber's Methodological Selective Affinities'. In: Weber, M. Meaning and Value (Introduction). Kritika i Humanism Publishing House, Sofia

1997: 'The Lifeworld of the Bulgarian between the Two World Wars' (together with Maya Grekova and HristoTodorov [in Bulgarian]). In: A. Natev (ed.). Introductory Studies on The German Culture in Bulgaria

1996: Visibility: Phenomenological Contexts, Kritika i Humanism Publishing House, Sofia (in Bulgarian)

1994: 'The Neighbourhood: Between Visibility and Invisibility.' In: R. Grathoff and A. Kloskovska (eds.). The Neighbourhood of Cultures. Warsaw

1992: "Masks and Faces: Bulgarian Sociology in Search of Itself." International Sociology. vol. 7, No 1

1991: The Metamorphoses of the Stranger. Sofia University Press, Sofia;

1990: "The Problem of the Ontology of the Life-World and the Existential Situation in Modern Social Science". International Sociology Vol. V, No 1

1990: 'Alfred Schutz and the Problem of Everyday Life Average Structures.' Critique and Humanism. Special  Issue, dedicated to 90th Anniversary of Alfred Schutz. K. Koev (ed.);



2006: Worlds in Sociology (selection of essays, dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Prof. Georgy Fotev) (together with P. Boyadjieva, L. Deyanova, S. Koleva).

2006: E. Troeltsch. M. Weber. Protestant Culture and Modernity (selected essays). Prosveta Publishing House, Sofia.

2001: Max Weber. The Genesis of Western Rationalism (selected essays). Kritika I Humanism Publishing House. Sofia

2000: Max Weber. Rational and Sociological Foundations of Music. Kritika i Humanism Publishing House. Sofia

1999: Alfred Schutz. The Stranger (selected essays). LIK. Sofia

1998: Max Weber. Meaning and Value (selected methodological writings). Kritika i Humanism Publishing House. Sofia

1996: Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The Philosopher and His Shadow (anthology). Kritika i Humanism Publishing House. Sofia

1992: Georg Simmel: ‘Philosophie der Kunst. Geschichte der Philosophie.' Presentation of Unpublished Letters and Two Manuscripts in the Original Language. Critique and Humanism. Special Issue (together with Dr.Christian Guelich)

1990: ‘Phenomenology as a Dialogue.' Critique and Humanism. Special Issue. Dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of A. Schutz.



2010. Alfred Schütz. Der sinnhafte Aufbau der sozialen Welt. Kritika i Hunamism Publishing House.

2006: Max Weber, ‘Protestantische Sekten und der Geist des Kapitalismus; Max Weber, ‘Konfuzianismus und Puritanismus'. In: Ernst Troeltsch. Max Weber. Protestant Culture and Modernity. Prosveta Publishing House, Sofia.

2004: Max Weber. Die protestantische Ethik und der Geist des Kapitalismus. Prosveta Publishing House

2001: Max Weber. Genesis of Western Rationalism (Selected Essays). Kritika i Hunamism Publishing House

2001: Martin Albrow. The Global Age. Obsidian Press

2001: Ulrich Beck. The World Risk Society. Obsidian Press

2000: Joseph Schumpeter. History of Economic Analysis. Prozorets Publishing House

2000: Walter Benjamin. Illuminationen. Critique and Humanism Publishing House

1999: John Rawls. Political Liberalism. Obsidian Press

1999: Alfred Schutz, The Stranger (selected essays). LIK

1998: Max Weber. Meaning and Value (selected methodological writings). Kritika i Humanism Publishing House

1996: Peter Berger and Thomas Luckman. The Social Construction of Reality. Kritika i Humanism Publishing House

1994: Daniel Bell. The Cultutal Contradictions of Capitalism. Kultura Publishing House

1990: G. Simmel. Exkurs ueber den Fremden. In: L. Nikolov (ed.) Sociology of Personality. Nauka i izkustvo

1985: H. Garfinkel. Studies on the Routine Grounds of Everyday Activities. Sotsiologitcheski Problemi. No3

1983: E. Husserl. The Phenomenology (Encyclopaedia Britanica Article). Philosophska Misl. No1





2010 – 2017: Professor in Sociology at New Bulgarian University

2009-2010: Head of the Department "Sociology of Values, Religions and Everyday Life" at the Institute of Sociology (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences")

Since 2008: Professor in Sociology at Plovdiv University

2006 - 2014: Member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia

1997 - 2005: Member of the Administrative Board of Bulgarian Sociological Association

Since 1996: Member of the German Association of Phenomenological Studies

Since 1995: Editor in Chief of  Sotsiologicheski Problemy Journal

1992-1998: Member of the International Advisory Board of International   Sociology Journal

Graduates and PhD


2009: Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France)

2004: Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France)

2002: DFG Scholarship (Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich, Germany).

1999: DAAD Scholarship (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

1990-1992: Heinrich Hertz Scholarship (University of  Bielefeld, Germany)

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