Team and Advisors


Website Manager: Dilyana Ivanova, Ph.D., ARCS Chief Administrator; ethnologist and author of the ARCS Series Volume III monograph, Memories of Everyday Life during Socialism in the Town of Rousse, Bulgaria

Research Assistant and Editor: Hristo Alexiev, M.A. in Balkan Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign with a focus on linguistics

Editor: Rebecca Seifried, M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a focus on Eastern Europe.


  • Evelina Kelbecheva, Prof. Dr., Department of History and Civilizations, American University in Bulgaria
  • Albena Georgieva, Prof. D.Sc. Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum – BAS
  • Ana Luleva, Assoc. Prof. Dr., Head of the Department of “Ethnology of Socialism and Post-socialism”, Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Museum at BAS
  • Nikolay Nenov, Prof. Dr., Director, Rousse Regional Museum of History
  • Margarita Karamihova, Prof. Dr. Habil., Faculty of History, St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo
  • Maria Stoilkova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for European Studies, University of Florida
  • Nassya Kralevska-Owens, journalist and author of ARCS’ first academic publication, Communism vs. Democracy: Bulgaria 1944 to 1997