Lina Gergova: In Romania I got to know better the Bulgarianness


Lina Gergova (photo: Lina Gergova)

An interview with the anthropologist from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences about the Bulgarian places and communities in Romania, about the Bulgarian-Romanian relations and about the life in the northern neighbour

Vladimir Mitev

Doctor Lina Gergova works in the section “Anthropology of verbal traditions” of the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She was born in Plovdiv in 1981. She has graduated from the University of Plovdiv with degrees in Ethnology, Bugarian Philology and Intercultural Communication. She has a Ph.D. from the former Institute of Folklore Studies in 2009 with a work on the subject of ”Ethnic Stereotypes in Everyday Culture”, which was published thanks to a grant in 2012 (Sofia, Publishing House Paradigma). 

She has specialised in Austria, Italy and Slovakia. Between 2010 and 2012 she worked at the Museum of Estonian Literature in Tartu, thanks to a scholarship from the programme “Marie Curie” – the most prestigious European programme for individual researchers. In 2013 she won the prize “Young scientist of the Academy of Bulgarian Sciences” in the domain of Cultural and Historical Heritage and National Identity. The researcher has taught courses in the universities of Plovdiv, Sofia and Kaunas (Lithuania). 

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