Maria Nikolova

 

Personal data:

Phone: (+359 2 979-30-30)

e-mail: mnik@abv.bg 

 

Academic career

 

Education:

1958-1963 – Sofia University “Kl. Ohridsky”: Higher education diploma: philosophy

1969-1972 – Academy for Social Scienses, Moscow: PhD degree in philosophical sciences

 

Employment

1990 – up to now – Associated Professor at Institute of Demography, which, from 2002, is a center for population research in Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

(2002-2006 – leader of section “Economic and historical demography)

1972-1978 – Head assistant/ãë. àñèñòåíò/ of the Academy for Social Sciences , Sofia

1978-1990 – Associated Professor at the Academy for Social Sciences, Sofia

(At the same time: 1979-1982 – science secretary of the section “Philosophy” in the Academy for Social Sciences; 1981-1985 – Dean at the Institute for Foreign Students of the Academy for Social Sciences)

 

Academic qualifications

 

Scientific degree and titles

PhD in philosophical sciences, Associated Professor

 

Memberships in scientific organisations and associations

Member of Alliance of the sciences in Bulgaria

 

Memberships in editorial Boards and publishers Scientific

Member of the editorial staff of “Population” Edition of Institute of Demography/ Center of population research)

 

Specialisations abroad

1968-1969 – six months specialization at University “Tarass Shevchenko”, Kiev;

More short specializations (10-30 days):

Moscow – 1973, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1997

Prague – 1984, 1987

Berlin – 1980, 1989

Warsaw – 1978, 1989

Paris – 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005

 

Participation in joint research projects

Maria Nikolova and collective. Woman in the private business and the family. 1994  (Leader of the project)

Maria Nikolova and collective. Demographic behavior of women, occupied in private sector. - 1998 – Leader of the project

Maria Nikolova with Genoveva Mihova /leader of the project/, Daniel Kergoat, Donio Donev – Bulgarian-French project: Working Hours, Working Conditions, Demographic Behavior. Sofia, 2007, Prof. M. Drinov Acad. Publ. House

 

Professional interests

Women in private business and family.

Demographic behavior of women, working in private business sphere.

Family and demographic behavior of women, who migrated from village to town.

Time for paid labor and time for household labor.

Discrimination and violence at working place.

Household labor and dominating practices of its division within families of employed.

Socio-demographic consequences from the status of women in working-market.

History of the Philosophy and Contemporary philosophical theories.

 

Teaching activities

1966 – 1969 – Lecturer on Philosophy in Machine-Electrical Institute (Technical university)

1972 – 1978 – Lecturer; from 1978 – 1990 – Associated Professor at the Academy for Social Sciences, Sofia

 

Language skills

French – good; English – good; Russian - fluently

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Monographs:

1.      Maria Nikolova. Women from families, who migratad. Sofia, 2003, Prof. M. Drinov Acad. Publ. House

2.      Maria Nikolova. Household labor: sphere of division and discrimination; Household labor and dominating practices of its division within families of employed. - In: G. Mihova, D. Kergoat, M. Nikolova, D. Donev. Working Hours, Working Conditions, Demographic Behavior. Sofia, 2007, Prof. M. Drinov Acad. Publ. House, pp.51-66; 161-202

3.      Maria Nikolova. Basic characteristics of the French Structuralism. Moscow, 1975, 242 p.

4.      Maria Nikolova (with P. Gantchev and S. Karatantchev). Contemporary philosophical theories. Sofia, AONSU, 1980

5.      Maria Nikolova (with P. Gantchev and S. Karatantchev). Contemporary philosophical and sociological theories. Sofia, AONSU, 1986;

6.      Maria Nikolova (with M. Yankov). Basic schools of the Contemporary Philosophy. Sofia, Narodna Prosveta Publ. House. 1989,  274 p.

 

Papers and articles:

Philosophic-sociological:

1.      Maria Nikolova. The Concept  of “elementary” and the idea of inexhaustibility of the matter. – In: Voprossi obshtestvennih nauk, ¹ 7, 1970, Kievsky University, Kiev, 82-93

2.      Maria Nikolova. Social structures and man in the philosophy of structuralism. -  In: Philosophical thought (Edition of the Philosophic institute – BAS), Sofia, 1972, ¹ 1, 28-37

3.      Maria Nikolova. The Problem of man’ “death” in the philosophy of structuralism. – In: Philosophical thought (Edition of the Philosophic institute – BAS), Sofia, 1972,¹ 6, 65-75

4.      Maria Nikolova. Structuralistic philosophy. – In: Sciences works. Philosophy, 76, 1975,  AONSU, Sofia, 149-189

5.      Maria Nikolova. – Structuralistic interpretation of man and his place in the society. – In: Philosophical sciences, Moscow, 1974, ¹ 2ð 108-119

6.      Maria Nikolova. – The problem for the mutuality of the ideology and science in the conception of Luy Altusser. – In: Philosophical  thought (Ed. of the Philosophic institute – BAS), Sofia, 1977, ¹ 8, 63-88

7.      Maria Nikolova. Philosophical structuralism.  In: Philosophska dumka, Kiev, 1979, ¹ 3ð 80-90

8.      Maria Nikolova. Structuralism and humanism. – In: Philosophy and Humanism. Sofia, 1973, Publ. House Science and Art, 313-341

9.      Maria Nikolova. Absolute freedom or abstract determinism of the structures. – In: Sciences works. Philosophy. AONSU, 1977, ¹ 94, 92-131

10.  Maria Nikolova. Mode of life. – In: Sciences works. Philosophy, 114, 1980, AONSU, Sofia, 37-66

11.  Maria Nikolova. Mode of life. – In: Present and Future of the Young  People. Sofia, 1981, Publ. House People’s  young people, 47-67

12.  Maria Nikolova. Philosophical categories and fundamental determinations of the human being. – In: Philosophical thought, 1986, ¹ 9, 103-108

13.  Maria Nikolova. Concept of L. Altusser for relation between science and ideology. – Science works. Philosophy, 11, AONSU, Sofia,1987, 66-104

14.  Maria Nikolova. For the experience of Altusser to construct philosophy as a theory of the science cognition. – Science works. Philosophy, 12, 1987, AONSU, Sofia, 72-108

15.  Maria Nikolova. Quality determination of life activity. – In: Life activity of young people. Sofia, 1981, Publ. House People’s young people, 39-62

16.  Maria Nikolova. Culture of conversation and dispute. – In: Culture of the behavior. Sofia, 1983, Publ. House People’s young people, 96-117

17.  Maria Nikolova. Philosophy present. Sofia, 1984, Partizdat, 50 p.

18.  Maria Nikolova. Methodology of the French structuralism. – In: Methodological  problems. Sofia, 1981, Prof. M. Drinov Acad. Publ. House, 344-362

19.  Maria Nikolova. Objective bases of the young generation’s realization. – In: Sciences works. Philosophy, 1985, ¹ 6, AONSU, Sofia, 72-98

20.  Maria Nikolova (with D. Gardev). Political culture, moral consciousness and behavior. – Sciences works. Philosophy. 1988, ¹ 6, AONSU, Sofia 

21.  Maria Nikolova. Vision of the structuralism on creativity. In: Negation and Confirmation. Kiev, Publ. House Naukova dumka, 1990

Demographic-sociological:

1.      Maria Nikolova. Women in private business: expert estimation. – In: Population (Review of the Institute of Demography). 1992, ¹ 6, 70-81

2.      Maria Nikolova. Demographic aspects of women enterpreneurship. – Problems of labor (Review of the Ministry of labor and social politics). 1993, ¹ 9, 46-61

3.      Maria Nikolova. Women at various forms and levels of the private business. Comparative analysis with 1991-1993.– Problems of labor. 1994, ¹ 2, 30-42

4.      Maria Nikolova. Motivation of women for orientation to private business. – Problems of labor. 1994, ¹ 7, 25-42

5.      Maria Nikolova. Woman enterpreneurship through demographic analysis. – Population. 1994, ¹ 1-2, 74-86

6.      Maria Nikolova. The Impact of private business on the status and role of the woman in the family. – Population. 1994, ¹ 5-6, 76-88

7.      Maria Nikolova. Woman entrepreneur and the middle class. – Sociological  problems.(Review of the Institute of Sociology – BAS). 1994, ¹ 4, 36-54

8.      Maria Nikolova. Dependency between private business and family roles of the woman. – Problems of labor. 1995, ¹ 1, 36-58

9.      Maria Nikolova. If the possibilities of women and men are equal? – Problems of labor. 1995, ¹ 2

10.  Maria Nikolova. The position of woman entrepreneur at the family. – In: Family and changing world. Sofia, 1995, 263-267

11.  Maria Nikolova. Possibilities and specific difficulties of businesswomen. – Problems of labor. 1995, ¹ 4, 27-42

12.  Maria Nikolova. Socio-demographic characteristics of businesswomen. – Population, 1995, ¹ 1-2, 102-113

13.  Maria Nikolova. Personal qualities of women entrepreneurs. – Problems of labor. 1995, ¹ 8, 24-41

14.  Maria Nikolova. Socio-economic factors of woman entrepreneurship. – Problems of labor, 1995, ¹ 10, 16-36

15.  Maria Nikolova. Socio-cultural factors of women entrepreneurship. – Problems of labor. 1996, ¹ 2, 3-19

16.  Maria Nikolova. Demographic behavior of women occupied in the private sector sphere. – Problems of labor. 1966, ¹ 9, 3-20

17.  Maria Nikolova. Risk in woman’ business and its health consequences. – Social medicine. 1996, ¹ 3, 11-

18.  Maria Nikolova. Employment of women at the private sector. Socio-demographic problems. – Problems of labor. 1997, ¹ 6, 28-40

19.  Maria Nikolova. Social change and demographic behavior of women, occupied in the private sector. – Social sciences and social change in Bulgaria. – Sofia, 1998, Prof. Marin Drinov Acad. Publ. House, 98-103

20.  Maria Nikolova. Incomes of women, occupied in private sector – expression of their socio-economic status. – Problems of labor. 1998, ¹ 3, 9-24

21.  Maria Nikolova. Some tendencies in the consumption of women, occupied in private sector. – Problems of labor. 1998, ¹ 5ð 3-21

22.  Maria Nikolova. Starting conditions and positions of women at private sector. – Problems of labor. 1998, ¹ 7, 42-55

23.  Maria Nikolova. Women in private business and their demographic behavior. – In: Labor, employed and unemployed. Women at labor market  (Prof. K. Vladimirova – Chief Ed.). University Publ. House Stopanstvo. 2000, pp. 88-97

24.  Maria Nikolova (with Genoveva Mihova). Who and why vote for women? – In: Labor, employed and unemployed. Women at labor market (Prof. K. Vladimirova – Chief Ed.). University Publ. House Stopanstvo. 2000, 185-190

25.  Maria Nikolova. Women in private business: socio-demographic characteristics, motivation, expectances and realities. – Population, 1990-2000, 131-142

26.  Maria Nicolova (with Genoveva  Mihova). Village families in Bulgaria – demographic characteristics. – In: Women in the Bulgarian village. Bulgaria Rusticana /Prof. V. Kojuharova-Jivkova – Chief Ed./ Sofia, 2000, 24-32

27.  Maria Nikolova. Women from the families, which migrated to town: adaptation and reproductive behavior. – Population, 2002, ¹ 1-2, 138-154

28.  Maria Nikolova. Household labor: sphere of division and discrimination. – Population, 2003, ¹ 1-2, 150-164

29.  Maria Nikolova. Women at private sector and their feelings for confidence. – Statutes of employment, labor contracts and confidence. (in French). Publ. House Stopanstvo. 2003, 277-289

30.  Maria Nikolova. Household labor: results from empiric sociological research. – Population. 2005, ¹ 1-2, 136-148

31.  Maria Nikolova (with Genoveva Mihova). Labor time in Bulgaria and in European Union. – Europe future of Bulgaria and development of the population. Sofia, 2005, 80-98

32.  Maria Nikolova ( with Genoveva Mihova). The changes in labor and demographic development. – In: Demographic development of Bulgarian Republic. Sofia, PROON, 2005, 149-154     

Scientific informations, opinions and reviews:

1.      Maria Nikolova. Research of determinism. – Philosophical thought. 1968, ¹ 5

2.      Maria Nikolova. Monographic research of structuralism. -  Political education. 1977, ¹ 8, 110-119

3.      Maria Nikolova. Demographic politics of Bulgaria in the transformation to market economics. – Population. 1992, ¹ 5, 109-111

Others:

1.      Maria Nikolova. Demographic effect from woman’s business. – In: Economic life, ¹ 11, 15 mars 1995

2.      Maria Nikolova. Women break in the private business. – In: Cash, ¹ 41, 12 October 1994

3.      Maria Nikolova. Business women in the market privatization. – In: Economic life, ¹ 19, 10 may 1995

4.      Maria Nikolova. Partnership in the business. – In: Economic life, ¹ 23, 20 September 1995

5.      Maria Nikolova. Bulgarian business women have reserves to the foreign capital. – In: Economic life, ¹ 28, 1995

6.      Maria Nikolova. Business women in new conditions. – In: Money, 20 January  1995

7.      Maria Nikolova. Bulgarian entrepreneur women and foreign capital. – In: Money, ¹ 5, 10 February 1995

8.      Maria Nikolova. If a tail-wind blows for woman business? – In: At home, ¹ 9, 6-12 mars 1995

9.      Maria Nikolova. Family status of business women. – In: Money, ¹ 35, 11 february 1995

10.  Maria Nikolova. Bulgarian business women - are they ready to participate in the privatization? – In: Money, ¹ 47, 1 mars 1995

11.  Maria Nikolova. Entrepreneurship and management. – In: Money, ¹ 56, 10 mars 1995

12.  Maria Nikolova. Business women are not interested in production. – In: Money, 24 mars 1995

13.  Maria Niuolova. Bulgarian women have an own style in business. – In: Money, 14 april 1995

14.  Maria Nikolova. Business women want collaboration. – In: Money, 12 may 1995

15.  Maria Nikolova. What forces women to begin own business? – In: Money, 20 may 1995

16.  Maria Nikolova. More and more women lead firms. – In: Money, 6 October 1995

17.  Maria Nikolova. Lift to “upward” is full first of all with men. – In: Novinar, ¹ 237, 31 august 1995

18.  Maria Nikolova. 25-years women don’t want private business. – In: Novinar, ¹ 257, 20 September 1995

19.  Maria Nikolova. Woman in business and her family. – In: Azbuky, ¹ 5, 1996

20.  Maria Nikolova. Women – do they have a chance in private business? – In: Money, ¹ 48, 21 December 1995

21.  Maria Nikolova. Business women keep to moderate risk. – In: Money, 20 January 1995

22.  Maria Nikolova. New perspective for women. Results from a research of woman entrepreneurship. – In: At home, 12 mars 1995

23.  Maria Nikolova. Why women begin self-dependent activity? – In: Money, 10 February 1996

24.  Maria Nikolova. Own experience of business women. – In: Money, 16 mars 1996

25.  Maria Nikolova. The business woman is not ready for privatization. – In: Money, 29 April 1996

26.  Maria Nikolova. Bulgarian women save the family with private business. – In: Money, 4 may 1996

27.  Maria Nikolova. What if woman becomes a mass shareholder? – In: Money, 26 may 1996

28.  Maria Nikolova. Risk and stress in women business. – In: Money, 8 June 1996

School aids:

1.      Maria Nikolova (with Z. Naydenova). Bulgarian-French manual on philosophy. AONSU, Sofia, 1986,  155 p.

2.      Maria Nikolova. Contemporary philosophical and sociological schools.  AONSU, Sofia, 1984, 55 p. (Interpreting in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish and Arabic languages)