Assoc. Prof. Ph.D.
Ivaylo Kostov

Associate Professor Ivaylo Kostov PhD
ivkostov@hotmail.com

Dramaturgy & Film & TV Critical Studies Department


Education, Specialisation:
Associate Professor of Theory and History of Culture (History of Mythologies and Religions), Higher Attestation Commission, 2010
PhD of Theology, Higher Attestation Commission, 2005
PhD of Religion Studies, New Bulgarian University, 2004
Specialisation of History and Theory of the Culture, Sofia University “St Kl.Ohridski, 1991
Master’s degree of Theology, Theological Academy “St Kl. Ohridski”, 1981


Academic experience:

since 2010 - Associate Professor of History of Mythologies and Religions – National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts „Kr. Sarafov”;
since 2009 - Senior Assistant Lecturer of History of Mythologies and Religions – National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts „Kr. Sarafov”;
since 2008 - Senior Lecturer of History of Mythologies and Religions – National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts „Kr. Sarafov”;
since 2004 – Lecturer of Psychology of Religion - Higher Evangelic Biblical Institute;
2003 – 2008 – Lecturer of History of Religions - Sofia University “St Kl. Ohridski”;
2003 – 2005 – Lecturer of History of Religions – South-Western University “N. Rilski”
since 1999 – Lecturer of Religion Studies - Higher Islamic Institute;
1998 – 2008 – Lecturer of History of Religions – National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts „Kr. Sarafov”;
since 1996 - Lecturer of History of the Religion Studies - National Academy of Arts;
since 1993 – Lecturer of World Religions, History and Comparative Analyses of the Religion Systems, Psychology of Religion, Sects and Cults in the Contemporary World - New Bulgarian University

Creative and work experience:
1. Authorship:
- Comparative Religion Studies Master’s Degree Programme, NBU;
- University courses (NATFA, SU, NAA, NBU, SWU, HII, HEBI):
- History and Comparative Analyses of the Religion Systems;
- History of Mythologies and Religions;
- World Religions;
- Sects and Cults in the Contemporary World;
- Psychology of Religion;
- Religion Studies
2. Educative-administration work:
- Director, Comparative Religion Studies Master’s Degree Programme, NBU (1999 – 2004)
- Director, Humanitarian Studies Bachelor’s Degree Programme, NBU (1996 – 1997)
- Assistant producer, “Vreme” Film Production Studio (1988 – 1991)
3. Editor in chief of the Religion & Culture/Religion & Civilization Magazine (1999-2003).

Events:
Seminars and Conferences (Organisation and/or Participation)
- “60 Years NATFA “Kr. Sarafov”, Anniversary Academic Conference, 2008
- The Lent in the Divine Religions, International Academic Conference, Higher Islamic Institute, 2006
- Religions and Cultures in the Antiquity, New Bulgarian University, 2005
- Religion and Politics, International Academic Conference, South-Western University 2005
- Light and Knowledge, Annual Academic Conference, NBU, 2005
- Cultures and Religions in the Ancient Societies, Annual Academic Conference, NBU, 2004
- The Idea of the Soul in the Religion Systems: Ideas and Conceptions, Academic Seminar, NBU, 2003
- The Old Songs of the Earth (Music and Traditional Culture of the North Americans, Academic Seminar, NBU, 2002
- The War in the Religion Systems, Academic Seminar, NBU, 2001

Publications:
1. Monographs:
“World Religions”, ASCONI-IZDAT, Sofia, 2000
“Phenomenology of the of the Religion Systems”, dissertation, 2007
“World’s religions. History and Analysis of the Religion Systems, ASCONI-IZDAT, Sofia, 2008
“Jesus, Christ and the Cinema /The Man, The God and the Art”, 2010
2. Many publications in the area of the History and the Psychology of the Religions

About me:
My scientific interests are in the fields of religion studies, mythologies, culture studies, psychology, psycholinguistics, philosophy, ancient history, cinematographic art studies.

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