Prof. Dr.Sc.
Prof. Kamelia Nikolova

Educational Background
• 1979-1984 - National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia - Theatre Studies; Master of Art
• 1986-1991 - Post-graduate studies in Theory of Drama Directing; PhD thesis: "Origin and Aesthetic Grounds of Drama Directing"
• 1993 - Specialisation course at the Society for Theatre Research - London, UK; Research paper: "Gordon Craig and Drama Directing"
• 1994 - University of Glasgow; Research theme: "Theatre of the 20th Century"
• 2004 - Doctor of Sciences; Dissertation thesis: "Modern European Drama Staged in the Bulgarian National Theatre"

Career Development

• Head of the Department "Theatre Studies", Bulgarian National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts
• Professor of History of European Theatre and Professor of Theory of Drama Directing at the Bulgarian National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts.
• Senior Research Fellow in the Department "Theory and History of Theatre" at the Institute of Art Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
• Visiting Professor at other universities

• "The Other Name of Modern Theatre. Director\'s Theatre", 1995;
• "Scars of Nothingness" (Theatre Essays), 1998;
• "Expressionist Theatre and the Language of the Body", 2000;
• "Modern European Drama Staged in the Bulgarian National Theatre in the 20s and 30s of the 20th Century", 2004;
• The Theatre on the Border of 20th and 21st Century, 2006

Numerous publications in the Bulgarian and European specialised press and in periodicals on History and Theory of Bulgarian and European Theatre, Theatre History and Theory, Contemporary Theatre Development, Drama Directing, Stenography, etc.

Theatre editor of “Literaturen vestnik”
Editor- in- Chief of the Academic Magazine of NATFA
Member of the editorial board of “Homo Ludens” Theatre Magazine
Bulgarian official representative in Publication & Communication Commission of