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Maria Petrova Bakardjieva

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Office: +1 (403) 220-7300


Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Communication, Simon Fraser University, 2000

Doctor of Philosophy Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1995

M.A. Journalism, Sofia University, St Kliment O, 1984


  • EURIAS Senior Fellow, 2015
  • Visiting Research Professor, 2011


  • Social Media and Civic Culture: Investigating Emerging Practices of Democratic Participation in Canada. Delia Dumitrica; Maria Bakardjieva; Mylynn Felt. (2019)
  • Retooling Citizenship: Digital Media and the Dynamics of Civil Society in New EU Democracies. Maria Bakardjieva; Kjell Engelbrekt; Goran Bolin; Stina Bengtsson. Routledge. (2019)