teaches cultural history of modernity at the University of Sofia. He was a lecturer in Bulgarian language and literature at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Since 1989 he has been a member of the research group Periphery investigating the Western images of the eastern changes. In the period between 1995 and 199 he was the leader of the group project Creation and Destruction of Symbolic World of Communism. Form 1987 to 1989 he was leader of the group Synthesis, an interdisciplinary and oppositional group of young artists, writers, academics, and students. His publications include a book on the history of Bulgarian poetry and many theoretical essays. He is the editor of Post-Theory, Games, and Discursive Resistance: The Bulgarian Case (1995).
"Normality" has been close to the hearts of eastern Europeans during transition. Yet a comparative history of the concept in eastern and western Europe reveals meanings that are multiple, changeable, even oxymoronic. [more]
A social theory of recognition must include an analysis of social stigmatization at a pre-discursive level -- that of the gaze and perception. [more]
Alexander Kiossev analyses the issues surrounding the current debate about the state and role of the University in Bulgaria. He finds that the issues are acute for universities beyond Bulgaria, too. [more]
To what extent have the Balkans been constructed as a negative mirrordiscourse to European identity? [more]