Associate Professor of History
Kleinpell Fine Arts Rm. 320
Ph.D. - New York University
M. A . - State University of New York (Albany) and Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
B. A. - University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Dr. Petkov was educated in medieval and early modern western and southeastern European and Mediterranean history, history of Byzantinum and the Ottoman Empire in Bulgaria, Hungary and the U. S. He has been awarded several grants for long-and shorter-term research in Germany, France, Belgium and England. His research interests are in areas such as the holy and building of national narratives in pre-modern Mediterranean and southeastern Europe, the cultural history of arrogance, inter-cultural interaction and paleosociology of religion.
The Voices of Medieval Bulgaria, Seventh to Fourteeth Century: The Records of a Bygone Culture, Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008.