ILONA TOMOVA

Personal data:

20.01.1957, Sofia

Phone: 852-66-95

e-mail: ilonai2000@yahoo.com

Academic career

Education

1981-1984 Sofia University, Dept. of Philosophy - PhD “The Cognitive Approach in Moral Socialization Theories: Jean Piaget and Laurence Kohlberg’s Theories”

1974-1978 Sofia University, Dept. of Philosophy, M.A. in Philosophy and Sociology, with honours

 

Employment

Senior Research Associate

Academic qualifications

Scientific degree and titles

Senior Research Associate, PhD

 

Memberships in scientific organisations and associations

Member of the Bulgarian Scientists Union

Member of the Bulgarian Sociological Association

Member of the Bulgarian Anthropological Association

Member of the Advisory Board of International Centre for Minority Studies, 1993-2003

 

Specialisations abroad

Max Planck Institute for Cultural Anthropology, Halle, October 2006-March 2007, Guest Fellow: “Social inequalities in Poland and Bulgaria”

Kulturwissenschaftliches institut, Essen, Germany, October 2003, Postdoctoral Fellowship - Working Group “Europe: Emotions, Identities, Politics”

Institute for Advanced Studies Collegium Budapest, Hungary

October 2002 – July 2003, Postdoctoral Fellowship: “Poverty and Ethnicity”

Yale University, USA, Department of Sociology, Centre for Comparative Sociological Research

January 6th, 2001 – April, 30th,2001, Postdoctoral Fellowship: Comparative sociology: Poverty, Ethnicity and Gender is Central and Åastern Europe

Montreal,  June-July 1994, Fellowship:  Conflict Resolution and Promoting Human Rights

 

Participation in joint research projects

2007 – 2009 European Value Study

2007-2008 – Gender and Generation Study, Institute of Sociology and Max Plank Institute for Demography, Rostok, team member

2007- 2008 – Vulnerable Ethnic Minorities’ Social and Economic Conditions, NCCEDI, Council of Ministers, Director of the research team

2007 – 2008 Vulnerable Ethnic Minorities’ Access to Medical Care, Ministry of Health and OSI, Director of the research team

2007 – Roma Women Health Issues – Kustendil District, Kustendil Regional Council and OSI, Director of the research team

2006-2007 – Social Inequalities in CEE: Comparative Analysis of Poland and Bulgaria, Max Plank Institute for Cultural Anthropology, Halle

2006 – Roma Migrations in Bulgaria, Director of the research team

2005-2007 – Ethnicity and Social Exclusion, Institute of Sociology, BAS, IMIR, Director of the research team

2004-2005 – Demographic Processes in the Large Ethnic Communities in Bulgaria, Council of Ministers, Chief  Expert

2002-2003 - Ensuring Minority Access to Health Services, PHARE, Ref: BG 0006.08/LCR, team member

2002 – Social Assessment of the Roma Attitudes Towards the Main Goals of the National Programme ‘From Social Assistance to Work’, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Director of the research team

2002 – Social Assessment ‘Main Problems Concerning Roma Education in Bulgaria’, National Council of Ethnic and Demographic Issues, Council of Ministry, Bulgaria, Director of the research team

2001-2002 – Social Assessment of the Attitudes towards the Health Reform in Bulgaria, National Health Insurance Fund, team member

2002 – Social Assessment of the Attitudes towards Ethnic Tolerance and Cooperation in the Bulgarian Armed Forces, Ministry of Defense, Director of the research team

2001 –  Social Assessment of the Access to Education for the Bulgarian Turks, Region of Kardjali, IEI Foundation, Director of the research team

1999-2000 - Poverty, Ethnicity and Gender, International survey leaded by Prof. Ivan Szelenyi, Yale University, team member

1999 - Fiscal Decentralization in ECA, Regional Study, Bulgaria Case Study, Ethnicity Module, World Bank project, leading research worker

1999 – Domestic Violence, International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, leading research worker

1998-1999 – Culture of Peace and the Balkan Youth, International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, team member

1997 - Relations of Compatibility and Incompatibility Between Christians and Muslims in Bulgaria, PHARE-Democracy Project, team member

1997 - The Women Poverty, UNDP, team member

1997 - Rhodope Mountain - Tendencies of Development, Institute for East-European Humanity Studies, Director of the research team

1996 - Stereotypes and Prejudices against Gypsies, International survey leaded by Prof. Juan-Antonio Perez, Madrid

1995-1996 - Social Problems of Rhodope People, Office of the President of the Republic, Director of the research team

1995 – Social Assessment of the Housing Problems of Assenovgrad Gypsies, IEI Foundation, Director of the research team

1994 - Relations of compatibility and incompatibility between Christians and Muslims in Bulgaria, PHARE-Democracy project

1994 – Social Assessment ‘The Gypsies in the Transition Period’, International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, Director of the research team

1993 - The Group Identity of Bulgarian Muslims (Pomaks), Office of the President of the Republic, Director of the research team

1992 – Social Assessment ‘The Ethno-cultural Situation in Bulgaria’, Office of the President of the Republic, team member

1992 - The Macedonians in Bulgaria, Office of the President of the Republic, Director of the research team

1990-1991 - Social Problems of Bulgarian Turks, Office of the President of the Republic, Director of the research team

1990-1991 - Ethnopolitical Movements and Organizations in Bulgaria, Institute of Sociology, BAS, team member

1991 - Ethnic Stereotypes and Prejudices, Institute for Youth Research, Director of the research team

1989 - 1990 - The Ethnic Conflict in Bulgaria, Institute of Sociology, BAS, team member

1989 - The Migration Processes of Bulgarian Turks, Institute of Sociology, BAS, team member

1988 - The Youth Political Orientations, Institute for Youth Research, Director of the research team

1987 - The Young Bulgarian Family, Institute for Youth Research, team member

1985 - The Youth Legal Knowledge and Practice, Institute for Youth Research, Director of the research team

1984 - Youth Values and Orientations, Institute for Youth Research, team member

 

Professional interests

Demographic problems of ethnic groups, Ethnosociology, social inequalities, social exclusion, migrations, employment and unemployment, family

 

Teaching activities

2008 – 2009 – Sofia University St. Kliment Ochridski, Theories of Ethnicity and Nationalism

2007 - 2008 - Fulbright International Summer Institute, “Cultural diversity and social issues in Post-Communist Bulgaria”

2004 - 2009 – Plovdiv University, Ethnicity and Nationalism

2001- Nish University, Identities and Social and Economic Status of Bulgarian Roma, Summer School

1997 - 2000 - Sofia University, Sociology

1996-1997 - Sofia University, Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations

1996    -      University of Bologna, “Ethnicity and Social Exclusion. The Case of Bulgaria” (Visiting professor)

1985-1988 - Sofia University, Moral  Socialization

1979-1982 - Sofia University, Ethics

 

Language skills

English, French, Russian, Macedonian

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs:

1. I. Tomova, J. Janakiev. The Ethnic Relations in the Army. Sofia 2002. (in Bulgarian) (156 p.).

2. The Gypsies in the Transition Period. Sofia 1995. (in English and in Bulgarian)

Papers and articles:

1. Soziale Exklusion von Roma im Postsozialismus: Das bulgarische Fallbeispiel’. In: Sudosteuropa Mitteilungen, 04/2008; 48. Jahrgang. Munchen.

2. “Roma emigration: reasons, attitudes, networks, and social consequences.” In: Sociologicheski Problemi 2008/Special Issue

3. ‘Soziale Exklusion von Roma im Postsozialismus: Das bulgarische Fallbeispiel’. In: Sudosteuropa Mitteilungen, 04/2008; 48. Jahrgang. Munchen.

4. “Studying minorities – the interdisciplinary approach.” In: Sociologicheski Problemi 2007/4.

5. „Ethnicity and Social Exclusion. Roma in the Postcommunist Period.” In: Worlds in Sociology. 2006. University Publishing House „St. Climent Ochridski”, (p. 537-560)      6. ‘Are Ethnic Revolts Possible in Bulgaria’. In: Mir i Soglasie ¹ 2(27), 2006. Moscow. (p. 109-119).

7. ‘Migrations of Roma in Bulgaria’. In: Forced Ethnic Migrations on the Balkans: Consequences and Rebuilding of Societies. 2006. IMIR, Sofia, Meiji University, Tokio. (p. 124-138).

8. ‘Demographic processes in Bulgaria’s large ethno-confessional communities’. In: Demographic Development in Republic of Bulgaria. 2005. Eds. Michail Ivanov, Atanas Atanasov. National Council on Ethnic and Demographic Issues in the Council of Ministers, Bulgarian Academy of Science, National Statistic Institute, UNFPA. (p. 155-177).

9. ‘The construction of Roma Identity’. In: Sociologicheski Problemi 2005/3-4 (p. 187-214).

9. Petar-Emil Mitev, Ilona Tomova, Liubena Konstantinova. The Price of Procrastination? The Social Costs of Delayed Market Transition in Bulgaria. In "Poverty, Etnicity and Gender in Eastern Europe During the Market Transition", ed. Rebecca Emigh and Ivan Szelenyi, PRAEGER, Library of Congress, 2001.

10. The Rhodope Mountains in 90-es: Development Tendencies. In: Bulgaria: Social and Cultural Landscapes. Eds. Christian Giordano, Dobrinka Kostova, Evelyne Lohmann-Minka II. University Press Fribourg, Switzerland. 2000. (pp. 129-143).

11. Social Change and Ethnoreligious Relations. In "The Neighbourhood of the Religious Communities in Bulgaria", ed. Georgy Fotev. Institute of Sociology, BAS, Sofia, 2000.

12. Roma. In: Communities and Identities in Bulgaria. Ed. Anna Krasteva. Longo Editore Ravenna. 1998. (pp. 255-275).

13. Daniela Bobeva, Silvia Dilova, Ilona Tomova, Rosen Grozev. Women in Poverty. An Assessment of the Bulgarian Anti-Poverty Policies and Strategies. UNDP. Sofia, 1998.

14. Ethnic Problems of Social Integration. In “Human Development. Bulgaria 1997.” UNDP. Sofia, 1997.

15. Gypsies in Bulgaria: Problems and Perspectives. In REGIO. Budapest, 1996.

16. Ethnic Minorities in Bulgaria. In “Ethnic Minority rights in Central and Eastern Europe”, ed. Magda Opalski and Piotr Dutkiewich. Ottawa, 1996.

17. M. Ivanov, I. Tomova. Ethnic Groups and Interethnic Relations. In “Aspects of Ethnocultural Situation in Bulgaria”. ACCESS. Sofia, 1994.

18. The Influence of “Macedonism” in Bulgaria. In “Aspects of Ethnocultural Situation in Bulgaria”. ACCESS. Vol. 2. Sofia, 1993.

19. Measurement of Ethnic Stereotypes and Prejudices. In “Aspects of Ethnocultural Situation in Bulgaria”. vol. 1. ACCESS. Sofia, 1992.

 

And more than 20 other articles on inter-ethnic relations.

Scientific informations, opinions and reviews:

 Others: 

- Social Assessments, Policy Analysis and Empirical Research:

2002-2003 - Ensuring Minority Access to Health Services, PHARE, Ref: BG 0006.08/LCR, team member

2002 – Social Assessment of the Roma Attitudes Towards the Main Goals of the National Programme ‘From Social Assistance to Work’, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Director of the research team

2002 – Social Assessment ‘Main Problems Concerning Roma Education in Bulgaria’, National Council of Ethnic and Demographic Issues, Council of Ministry, Bulgaria, Director of the research team

2001-2002 – Social Assessment of the Attitudes Towards the Health Reform in Bulgaria, National Health Insurance Fund, team member

2002 – Social Assessment of the Attitudes towards Ethnic Tolerance and Cooperation in the Bulgarian Armed Forces, Ministry of Defense, Director of the research team

2001 –  Social Assessment of the Access to Education for the Bulgarian Turks, Region of Kardjali, IEI Foundation, Director of the research team

1999-2000 - Poverty, Ethnicity and Gender, International survey leaded by Prof. Ivan Szelenyi, Yale University, team member

1999 - Fiscal Decentralization in ECA, Regional Study, Bulgaria Case Study, Ethnicity Module, World Bank project, leading research worker

1999 – Domestic Violence, International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, leading research worker

1998-1999 – Culture of Peace and the Balkan Youth, International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, team member

1997 - Relations of Compatibility and Incompatibility Between Christians and Muslims in Bulgaria, PHARE-Democracy Project, team member

1997 - The Women Poverty, UNDP, team member

1997 - Rhodope Mountain - Tendencies of Development, Institute for East-European Humanity Studies, Director of the research team

1996 - Stereotypes and Prejudices Against Gypsies, International survey leaded by Prof. Juan-Antonio Perez, Madrid

1995-1996 - Social Problems of Rhodope People, Office of the President of the Republic, Director of the research team

1995 – Social Assessment of the Housing Problems of Assenovgrad Gypsies, IEI Foundation, Director of the research team

1994 - Relations of compatibility and incompatibility between Christians and Muslims in Bulgaria, PHARE-Democracy project

1994 – Social Assessment ‘The Gypsies in the Transition Period’, International Centre for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations, Director of the research team

1993 - The Group Identity of Bulgarian Muslims (Pomaks), Office of the President of the Republic, Director of the research team

1992 – Social Assessment ‘The Ethno-cultural Situation in Bulgaria’, Office of the President of the Republic, team member

1992 - The Macedonians in Bulgaria, Office of the President of the Republic, Director of the research team

1990-1991 - Social Problems of Bulgarian Turks, Office of the President of the Republic, Director of the research team

1990-1991 - Ethnopolitical Movements and Organizations in Bulgaria, Institute of Sociology, BAS, team member

1991 - Ethnic Stereotypes and Prejudices, Institute for Youth Research, Director of the research team

1989 - 1990 - The Ethnic Conflict in Bulgaria, Institute of Sociology, BAS, team member

1989 - The Migration Processes of Bulgarian Turks, Institute of Sociology, BAS, team member

1988 - The Youth Political Orientations, Institute for Youth Research, Director of the research team

1987 - The Young Bulgarian Family, Institute for Youth Research, team member

1985 - The Youth Legal Knowledge and Practice, Institute for Youth Research, Director of the research team

 1984 - Youth Values and Orientations, Institute for Youth Research, team member