Rhetoric and Communications, Issue 31, November 2017

Identity, Mobility, Public and Business Communication, Linguistics


Prof. Maria Stoicheva, PhD; Prof. Ivanka Mavrodieva, Doc. Hab.; Assist. Prof. Nikolina Tzvetkova, PhD; Assist. Prof. Darin Drossev, PhD


Maria Stoicheva – International credit mobility: a focus on outcomes and impact in working together with Partner countries higher education institutions

Prof. Maria Stoicheva, Jean Monnet Chair

Functional Rector for International Relations and Doctoral School

Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski

Dr. Maria Stoicheva is Professor at the Department of European Studies. Prior to that, she taught at the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philologies. She is the Director of the Master’s Programme “European Projects” at the Department of European Studies since its beginning. Maria Stoicheva is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at Sofia University in charge of research, international relations and projects.

Maria Stoicheva’s research involves language and education policies, identity and European identity cross-referring to work in philosophy, cultural studies, linguistics and pedagogy. Her recent publications cover languages, multilingualism, language education and policy, philosophy of language and 20th century analytic philosophy.

Dr Stoicheva is an independent expert to the Council of Europe, as a Member of the Bureau of the European Validation Committee to the Language Policy Division in the field of European language policy and to the European Commission, DG for Education and Culture. Her work as a member of the bureau in cooperation in education and culture, intercultural dialogue, and country language profiles, generated a continuing interest and a series of publications in various aspects of European education integration and cooperation, including European identity, and multilingualism.


External collaboration:

Visiting Professor, The Wittgenstein Archive, University of Bergen, Norway. EEC Grants. 2011, 2012
Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford University. Michaelmas and Hilary Term 2007-2008
St. John’s College, Oxford. Open Society Fund, 2006
Visiting Erasmus lecturer at the University of Murcia, Spain. 2003-4
Exeter College, Oxford. Oxford Hospitality Scheme Fellow, 2000
Visiting researcher. Trinity College, Dublin. EU Research grant, 1999
Visiting researcher. Uppsala University, Swedish Institute Research grant. 1996

Desislava Karaasenova – A Mobility of the professoriate: motivations of Bulgarian scholars to pursue a Fulbright fellowship

Desislava Karaasenova is PhD student at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of European Studies. E-mail:

Hayann Lee – Language education of South Korea

Hayann Lee is a lecturer at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea. She is PhD student at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of European Studies. E-mail:

Phan Xuan Hoang and Nguyen Thi Phuong ThaoE-government in Developing countries

Phan Xuan Hoang and Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – College of economics, Hue University, Vietnam

Phan Minh Duc Ho, Quoc Tu Nguyen, Nguyen Phi Dao – Evaluating the level of meeting working requirements of graduated accounting student by using Important-Performance Analysis (IPA)

Phan Minh Duc Ho, Quoc Tu Nguyen, Nguyen Phi DaoCollege of economics, Hue University, Vietnam. E-mail:

Philip Stoyanov – Greenwashing and PR in the financial sector in Bulgaria

Philip Stoyanov is PhD Candidate. He is an assist. prof. at the University of National and World Economy. Department of Management, Faculty of Management and Administration. E-mail:

Spas Rangelov – Verbal Aspectuality and Situation Types in Bulgarian: Preliminary Observations. Topics: linguistics, foreign-language learning

Spas Rangelov is an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea. He has an MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Sofia, and an MA and a PhD from SOAS, University of London. His PhD dissertation is on Korean linguistics. Previously he has taught subjects related to Japanese Studies and Korean Studies at the University of Sofia, the University of Plovdiv, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. His interests include theoretical linguistics, especially functionalism and typology, Bulgarian language, Slavic and Balkan languages, East Asian languages and cultures. E-mail:

Stela Konakcieva – Binding Europe from Below. Models of European identity from Free Movement of Persons’ perspective

Stela Konakcieva is PhD Candidate. She was PhD student at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of European Studies and at the University of Liege, Belgium. The topic of her dissertation is „Тhe Role of Free Movement of Persons in the Formation of Models of European identity.” E-mail: stela