Assist. Prof. Tihomir Mitev, PhD

Phone: 032 / 261 491
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Field of the scientific qualification


Field of the scientific qualification:




                2008, Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Ph.D. in Sociology, Conditions for sustainability of heterogeneous communities


                2002, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Sociology

Professional experience

Professional experience:

      Occupied lecturer's duties at this stage:


2008 till now Assistant professor, Ph.D., Applied and Institutional Sociology Department at Philosophy and History Faculty, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski"


Have a command of languages


Scientific papers and reports:

                Bulgarian Power Relations: The Making of a Balkan Power hub. In: The Making of Europe's Critical Infrastructure (eds. A. Kajser, E. Van Der Vlueten, P. Hogselius, A. Homels). Palgrave Mcmillan, 2013,  123-148 p. (co-author with Ivan Tchalakov and Ivaylo Hristov)

Problems of Sociological Careers in Bulgaria: Conditions of Possibility and Path Dependence. In: Sociological Problems (3-4/2012), 7-40 p.

Тhe Academic Spin-Offs as An Engine of Economic Transition in Eastern Europe. A Path Dependent Approach. In: Minerva, 2010, Volume 48, Number 2, 189-217 Pages (co-author);

The 2005 Floods in Bulgaria From the STS Point of View. In: "Governing Sociotechnical Change in Southeastern Europe. Contributions from a science and Technology Studies Perspective". "East-West" Publishers, 2007

From Sociology of Science to STS: The Bulgarian case. In: "Governing Sociotechnical Change in Southeastern Europe. Contributions from a science and Technology Studies Perspective". "East-West" Publishers, 2007 (co-author)

Semiotics and Phenomenology in The Social Study of Science. About Some Limitations of Actor-Network Theory. In: "Sociological Problems". Special Issue No. XXXVIII/2006, 64-75 Pages.



Black holes of the Bulgarian Energy Sector. "East-West" Publishers, 2011 (co-author) (In Bulgarian)



Scientific projects:

Regional public services – international experiences в рамките на проект „Action program for regional public services", funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) as a Modellvorhaben der Raumordnung (MORO) (En: model project for spatial planning). 02-10/2012.

"Social sciences transformations in a knowledge based society", funded by Ministry of Science and Education (2009-2011)

"Becoming a power hub of the Balkans: Bulgarian electric system between national strategy and COMECON rules" (Associated project to "Europe goes Critical: The Emergence and Governance of Critical Transnational European Infrastructures (EUROCRIT); Collaborative Research Project within the EUROCORES program Inventing Europe, funded through the European Science Foundation (ESF), (2007-2010);

The Currents' power, funded by Risk Monitor Foundation, Bulgaria (2009-2010)

"Production of Knowledge Revisited: The Impact of Academic Spin-Offs on Public Research Performance in Europe" (PROKNOW) (VI Framework Program, Contract N 028577; 2006-2009);

South-East European Network for Science and Technology Studies: STS Contributions to the Governance of Sociotechnical Change; funded by Austrian Science and Research Liason Office, Sofia (2005-006); 

"From networks to networks: Bulgarian society in 'the end of the transition'", funded by Open Society Foundation (2004).

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