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Lyubov Grigorova Mincheva is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Sofia, Bulgaria. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 2000. She has served as principal-, and/or co-investigator on a number of conflict-, and security related projects; and published extensively in English and Bulgarian languages on ethnopolitics, spillover crisis, peacekeeping, crime, and terrorism. She has three published books. Two of them are in English, one – in Bulgarian; And one of them is an edited volume; two are authored/ co-authored . She is a member of the Governing Board of the European International Studies Association.
- University of Maryland, Ph.D., Political Science, 2000
- University of Maryland, M.A., Political Science, 1996
- University of Sofia, Bulgaria, M.A., Philosophy, 1985
- University of Sofia, Bulgaria, M.A., English Language, 1985
- University of Sofia, Bulgaria, B.A., Philosophy, 1983
- Fulbright Fellowship, START, 2014-2015
- Recipient, Sofia University grant for the publication and translation of Crime-Terror Alliances and the State: Ethnonational and Islamist Challenges to the Regional Security, 2013
- Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Sofia University-based Dialogue Europa Institute, 2010-2012
- Recipient, University of Maryland funding through CIDCM and START to support conference participation related to the Unholy Alliances project, 2005-2012
- Returning Scholar Fellow, 2007-2009
- Recipient, University of Maryland funding to support training in peace building activities, carried out in implementation of the Partners in Peace building in the Balkans project, 2005
- Recipient, Doctoral dissertation research grant awarded by the Open Society Institute in Sofia, 1998-1999
- Recipient, Financial aid from the Central European University in Budapest, supporting curriculum development initiatives, 1998
- Associate Professor, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007-present
- Assistant Professor, University of Sofia, Bulgaria, 1986-2006
- Member, Governing Board of the European International Studies Association (EISA), successor of the Standing Group in International Relations (SGIR) with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 2010-present
- Member, Academic Advisory Council of the professional journal, European Review of International Studies (ERIS), 2011-present
- Executive Program Director, Graduate Studies bi-lingual Program in International Relations and Security Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Sofia, 2006-present
- Affiliated Research Assistant, Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, 2000-present
- National Coordinator, Global Nextleaders Forum, an international teaching initiative based in Tokyo, Japan, aimed at establishing a student and professors' network among countries, 2011-2014
- Coordinator, Rapallo Project, an international book project, 2015
- Principal investigator, The Spillover Crisis/Transborder Communal Violence Project, 2009-2013
- Co-principal investigator, Unholy Alliances: How Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism Make Common Cause, 2006-2012
- Returning Fellow, Academic Fellowship Program at the Open Society Institute, 2007-2009
- Independent Researcher, HUMSEC (Human Security) project, 2006-2009
- Co-Director, Partners in Peacebuilding in the Balkans project, 2003-2006
- Sub-Saharan Africa regional expert and research assistant, Geno-/politicide Accelerator project, 1999-2004
- East Europe regional expert and research assistant, Minorities at Risk project, 1995-1999
- 2015 Lyubov Mincheva, (co-author/ editor). Lyubov G. Mincheva and Ted Robert Gurr, “Crime Terror Alliances and the State. Ethnonationalist and Islamist Challenges to Regional Security,” Sofia University Press (in progress) (in Bulgarian).
- 2012 Lyubov Mincheva and Ted R. Gurr. “Crime-Terror Alliances and the State. Ethnonationalist and Islamic Challenges to Regional Security”. Routledge, pp. 234. (in English).
- 2010 Lyubov Mincheva and Ted R. Gurr. “’Unholy Alliances’: How Transnational Terrorists and Crime Make Common Cause”, in Rafael Reuveny and William R. Thompson (eds.), Coping with Contemporary Terrorism: Origins, Escalation and Responses. New York: SUNY Press, pp.169-192. (in English).
- 2010 Lyubov Mincheva and Ted R. Gurr. “’Unholy Alliances’: Evidence on Linkages between Trans-State Terrorism and Crime Networks.The Case of Bosnia”, in Benedek, Wolfgang, Daase, Christopher, van Duyne, Petrus, and Dimitrijevic, Vojin (eds), Transnational Terrorism, Organized Crime, and Peace-Building, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.190-206. (in English).
- 2010 Lyubov G. Mincheva, "The Meaning of 1989. Civil Society, Political Culture and Lenininist Legacy", in: Antony Todorov (ed.), Democracy in Bulgaria in the 21st Century. Veliko Tarnovo, pp. 118-129. (in Bulgarian).
- 2010 Lyubov G. Mincheva, "Afropessimism? Challenges before the EU Policy Toward Africa", in: Milen Lyubenov (ed.), The Bulgarian Political Science Facing the Challenges of Time. A Collection Dedicated to Prof. Georgi Karassimeonov’s 60th Anniversary. Sofia: Sofia University Press St. Kl. Ohridski, pp.186-207. (in Bulgarian).
- 2009 Lyubov Mincheva, “The Albanian Ethnoterritorial Separatist Movement: Local Conflict, Regional Crisis”, in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol XV, No.2, 2009, pp 211-236. (in English).
- 2008 Lyubov Mincheva, “Counter-terrorism Strategies in the Balkans: Risk Assessment of the Regional Conflict Potential and Recommendable Counter-terrorism Policies”, in Iztok Prezelj, (ed.), The Fight Against Terrorism and Crisis Management in the Western Balkans. Volume 32 NATO Science for Peace and Security Series: Human and Societal Dynamics. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp.47-57. (in English).
- 2008 Lyubov Mincheva, “Reviewing CIDCM Databases: Modeling and Indicator Development in Structural Risk Assessments and Dynamic Early Warnings”, in Mayeul Kauffmann and W. Eberwein, (eds.), Databases on Conflicts. Volume 36 NATO Science for Peace and Security Series: Human and Societal Dynamics. Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 75-97. (in English).
- 2006 Lyubov Mincheva, “Spillover Crisis: Major Challenge to the Regional Stabilization Processes in the Western Balkans, in Macedonia and the Region Towards EU and NATO. Needs, Experiences and Lessons Learned, Skopje: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, pp. 59-67. (in English).
- 2005 Lyubov Mincheva, Qualitative Methods in Comparative Research. Second Edition. Veliko Tarnovo. RIK. pp. 292. (in Bulgarian).
- 2005 Lyubov Mincheva, Qualitative Methods in Comparative Research. Case Studies Collection. Veliko Tarnovo. RIK. pp.268 (in Bulgarian).
- 2005 Lyubov Mincheva, “Dissolving Boundaries between Domestic and Regional/International Conflict: The Albanian Ethnoterritorial Separatist Movement and the Macedonian 2001 Crisis”, in NewBalkan Politics. Vol.9. pp.24-44. (in English).
- 2000 Lyubov Mincheva, “Ethnoterritorial Separatist Movements and Spillover Crises: The Balkans in the 1990s”. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Maryland, College Park, pp. 191. (in English).
- 1999 Ted Robert Gurr, Monty Marshall and Lyubov Mincheva, “Risks of Ethnopolitical Conflict in Central Asia in Year 2000: An Analysis of the Uzbek National Minorities in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and the Tajik and Kyrgyz National Minorities in Uzbekistan”. Report for the Swiss Peace Foundation. College Park: University of Maryland, pp. 64. (in English).
- 1993 Lyubov Mincheva, “Institutional Development in Current Central European Political Systems”, in Lawrence Ziring, (ed.), The New Europe and the World, Michigan: Western Michigan University, pp.141-161. (in English).
- 1991 Lyubov Mincheva, “Problems in the Representative Government of the British Parliamentary System”, in Sofia University Press Annual. Sofia: Sofia University Press. pp.5-30. (in Bulgarian).
- 1988 Lyubov Grigorova-Hristova, “Essence and Historical Limits of the Authoritarian Shah's Corporatism in Iran, 1963-1979”, in Sofia University Press Annual. Sofia: Sofia University Press. pp. 144-165. (in Bulgarian).