Martin J. Ivanov



Martin J. Ivanov

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Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge


Assistant Professor


13A, Moskovska str., Sofia

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Short biography

Martin J. Ivanov was born in 1974 in Ruse. He graduated in political science at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2007 he has worked in the field of non-formal education at the International Elias Canetti Society. Since 2011 he has been the chairman of the Federation of Social Associations in Bulgaria. In 2013 he obtained his PhD in sociology at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, BAS. His interests are in the field of energy industry, environmental technologies and innovations, and non-formal education.

Recent publications

Ivanov, Martin J., Tchalakov, Ivan. Bulgaria: Power and Resistance of Electricity. Socio-technical and techno-political tensions in expanding the renewable energy power production in Bulgaria based on the example of wind energy and photovoltaics  / Martin J. Ivanov, Ivan Tchalakov. // Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, 05-06, München 2012, pp. 100-111.


Ivanov, Martin J. The Influence of the EU on the Development of Renewable Energy Sources in Bulgaria  /  Martin J. Ivanov. // Scientific works at the University of Ruse, 2012, Vol. 51, 5.2 Series, pp. 99-105.


Ivanov, Martin J. The Green Energy in Bulgaria – Challenges of Its Development  / Martin J. Ivanov// Sociological Problems, 2014, Vol. 1, pp. 237-260. 

Role in Tensions of Europe


Research interests

Energy, Governance, Environment

Additional research interests

Sustainable Entrepreneurship