ДепартаментПолитически науки

Гл. ас. д-р Кирил Аврамов

Гл. ас. д-р Кирил Аврамов

Е- mail: k.avramov@nbu.bg , kiril.avramov@gmail.com

Академична длъжност: главен асистент

Научна степен: доктор по политически науки

Основни изследователски интереси в областта на:  политически елити, политическа икономия, политически екстремизъм, избирателни системи, политическа комуникация, преходи в Източна Европа, политическо лидерство, МПИ

Допълнителни изследователски интереси в областта на:  изкуство в политиката, политически протест, политическа радикализация, превенция на политическата радикализация

Възможности за експертиза в областта на : избирателни кампании, управление на кампании, политически партии, превенция на корупцията, добро управление

Преподавателски интереси в областта на: елити, институции, преходи, представително управление, международна политикономия (МПИ)

Образование:  Гл. ас. д-р Кирил Аврамов е преподавател в департамент „Политически науки” на НБУ. Получава своето образование в Gustavus Adolphus College (САЩ), Абърдийнски университет (Шотландия), Софийски университет, Централноевропейски университет (ЦЕУ) (Унгария) и Нов български университет (НБУ). До 2005 г. преподава в Софийски университет в катедра „Политология”, а в периода 2006 -2010 е директор на международната изследователска и консултантска компания Political Capital Policy & Research Institute за България, а в периода 2010-2011 изпълнява функциите на директор „Международни връзки” на компанията в Будапеща, Унгария. 

Членство в организации: Българска асоциация по политически науки, член на постоянните групи към Европейския консорциум за политически изследвания (ECPR): Extremism & Democracy, Central and East European Politics, Elites and Political Leadership, Politics and the Arts, South East Europe. Член на мрежата RAN-DERAD към директорат Migration and Home Affairs на Европейската комисия. Асоцииран редактор на Eastbound, международен академичен журнал за култура, медии и комуникации.

Участие в национални и международни проекти:

-          2015 участник в проект BG051PO001-4.3.04 - 0037 „Подобряване на качеството на дистанционното обучение на  Центъра за дистанционно и електроннообучение към Нов български университет". Проектът се осъществява с финансовата подкрепа на Оперативна програма „Развитие на човешкитересурси”, съфинансирана от Европейския социален фонд на Европейския съюз.

  • Participant at the Sofia City Council Grant Project won by “Civic Forum” NGO in July, 2012. The Project title is “Krasna Poljana for Sofia – Perspectives towards Multiculturalism”. The Project aims at activating the mixed ethnic origin population to join forces to elect their “cultural ambassadors” thus contributing to the common effort of Sofia’s 2019 bid for European Capital of Culture.
  • Team Leader of team of analytics working on a project commissioned by the National Council for Cooperation on Ethnic and Integration Issues attached to the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria (the Bulgarian Government), dealing with the assessment of the work and sustainability of the services provided by the so-called “health mediators” designed to help the minorities in improving the access to the Bulgarian health care system. Project commission in August 2012. Project completed in October 2012.

-          Part of the couching team (2014-2015) on behalf of local branch of Transparency International (Bulgaria) (http://www.transparency.bg/en/)  for the Bulgarian municipal, regional and central administration elected leadership and administrative staff, country-wide training in anticorruption best practices along with a team of penal specialists and constitutional lawyers and policy advisers in regards with the joint Bulgarian – EU efforts in implementation of best anti-corruption practices among Bulgarian municipalities, executive branch and central administration.

Награди: Стипендиант на Фондация Fulbright за академичната 2015/16 и гост-изследовател в The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies към University of Austin at Texas (САЩ). Пълна стипендия за периода на редовната докторантура към СУ “Св. Климент Охридски“. Стипендия от Фондация „Отворено общество” за едногодишна специализация в рамките на докторантурата в Централноевропейски университет (Будапеща) за академичната 2005 г.

По-важни публикации:


Hatred on Display: The Battle of Symbols for Reclaiming the Bulgarian post-socialist identity, (In progress)

Когато стените крещят” („When The Walls are Screaming” in Bulgarian), (Forthcoming in 2016).

Patriots or Predators – Success Strategies of the Bulgarian Economic Elite 1990 – 2010” (working title) – in progress.

Самостоятелни глави от книги:

Avramov, K. in Minkenberg, Michael (Forthcoming 2015) (Ed.): Transforming the Transformation? The Radical Right in the Political Process in East Central Europe, Rutledge. 

Kostova, D., Avramov, K. “Political Science in Bulgaria: Legacy of Discontinuity”, in Eisfeld, Rainer / Pal, Leslie (Eds.), Political Science in Central-East Europe. Diversity and Convergence. Barbara Budrich Verlag. June, 2010.


Avramov, K., “Political graffiti & art interventions’ transformative function in the urban landscapes of Sofia”, Seismopolite, Journal of Arts & Politics,  ISSN 1894-5449, Issue # 8, Norway, December, 2014, (http://www.seismopolite.com/political-graffiti-and-art-interventions-transformative-function-in-the-urban-landscapes-of-sofia), 2014.

 Avramov, K. So Close, Yet Worlds Apart”, "Elections' Observatory", (www.electionsnet.org), Institute for Democracy Constantinos Karamanlis, Greece, 2013.

Avramov, K., Nachev, I., „State Capture as a Political Economy Challenge in Catching Up- Performance“. Yearbook of the Institute for Economic Policy (EPI), 2013.

Steinhart, A., Avramov, K. “Is Everything Personal? The Political Leadership and Intelligence Organizations, National Political Leaders and the Nature of their Relationship with their National Intelligence Organization Chiefs – Towards a Typology”, awaiting peer review at the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Taylor & Francis, August, 2012.  

Творчески изяви:

Panelist for the Roundtable Discussion „The European Refugee Crisis” at Julius Glickman Conference Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Austin at Texas, 18. 11. 2015.


Invited co-lecturer along with Prof. Keith Livers at CREEES/ COLA at the University of Texas at Austin, 27.10.2015. - http://www.utexas.edu/cola/public-affairs/events/2166


Invited lecture by Davis Center, Harvard University, 10.10.2015 - http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/events/putin-administrations-use-conspiracy-theories-against-former-communist-states


Invited multiple lectures at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN, - https://news.blog.gustavus.edu/2016/01/07/kiril-avramov-99-risk-analyst-professor-and-world-citizen/ , 2015


Invited lecture at Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX - http://think.stedwards.edu/kozmetsky/recent-events , 16.10. 2015.


Permanent fellow and lecturer to “Democratic Action – D2” and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung seminars in 2013 – 2015 period – over 6 invited lectures in various Bulgarian cities.


Invited headline lecturer of at the International Summer Academy „Paving Youths’ Way International Academy“ organized by the Institute for Economic Policy and Hanss Seidel Stiftung, Sandanski, Bulgaria, 13-17.07.2015.


Invited lecturer at the regular Spring Semester of the Bulgarian School of Politics, Pravetz, Bulgaria, 17.02.2014.


Invited lecturer at the regular Fall Semester of the Bulgarian School of Politics, Pravetz, Bulgaria, 02.11.2013.


Participant at the autumn session of LISBOAN Network (7th Framework Program, EU), “Towards a European Economic and Political Union. From the integration of the Fiscal Compact and the ESM into the Lisbon Treaty to the Eurozone as the core of Political Union”, organized by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI, Rome),(Italy), Center for Study of Federalism (Torino, Italy) and Compagna di San Paolo (Torino, Italy), at Regia San Alberto College, Torino, Italy, 16-17.09.2013.


Invited guest-lecturer at the International Summer Academy „Paving Youths’ Way International Academy“ organized by the Institute for Economic Policy and Hanss Seidel Stiftung, Sandanski, Bulgaria, 15-19.07.2013.


Invited guest-lecturer at the„14TH EPI SUMMER SEMINAR FOR YOUNG PUBLIC POLICY PROFESSIONALS“, dedicated to „"Public Policy Challenges - European and Regional Dimensions" for young public servants from Southeastern Europe and Black Sea Region organized by the Institute for Economic Policy and Hanss Seidel Stiftung, Albena, Bulgaria,3-7.06.2013.


Presentation of paper at the European University of Viadrina (Frankfurt-Oder, Germany), titled „Bulgarian Radical Right-Marching in the Margins” at the international conference. The conference theme is “Transforming the Transformation? The Radical Right in the Political Process in East Central Europe”, December 6 – 8, 2012.


Invited lecture from the Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Bulgaria titled “Political legitimacy of Economic Ideas” delivered on the 19th November, 2012 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Invited lecture from “Friedrich Ebert Stiftung” and Political Capital Research & Consultancy Institute, titled “Dog Eat Dog or the Slow Decline via Institutionalization in the case of GERB-Ataka Marriage of Convenience” delivered at the international conference titled “‘Strategies Against Right-Wing Extremism in Eastern and Western Europe”, 11th of October, 2012.


Invited lecture from “Konrad Adenauer Bulgaria Alumni Club” titled “The European Welfare State – a chronicle of a premature death?” delivered at the seminar titled “Political Dimensions of the Crisis in the EU”, 19 April, 2012, Hotel Bulgaria, Sofia.

Обществена дейност: Member of the Executive Board of the Centre for National Security Studies (Sofia, Bulgaria).