Rossitsa Bolgurova

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School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Professional Communication
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi

Rossitsa joined RMIT Vietnam in 2022 and is currently teaching contextual courses in the Professional Communication program.

Rossitsa completed her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Sofia University in 2021 where she also taught lectures and seminars in the Cultural Studies BA program. 

  • PhD Cultural Anthropology (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski) 
  • MSc Cultural Anthropology (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski) 
  • MSc Marketing Management (EDHEC Nice) 
  • MSc Management Research (University of Oxford) 
  • BA Business Administration (American University in Bulgaria)

  • Professional Communication
  • Cultural Anthropology

  • Economic anthropology
  • Organizational cultures
  • Mediatisation of festivities and rituals
  • Critical heritage studies

  • Bolgurova, R. Forthcoming. “Work hard, play hard”: Post-socialist company celebrations in Bulgaria, in Macovicky, N., Wiegratz, J. and Kofti, D. (eds.) Being Good and Doing Good? Money, Morals, and Capitalism in Eastern Europe. Eastern European Politics and Society
  • Bolgurova, R. 2020. Company Celebrations in International Firms in Bulgaria. Are We What We Celebrate?, Südosteuropa. Vol. 68, no. 4, 485–504
  • Bolgurova, R. 2018. Corporate Christmas: “my party is much better than your party”. Bulgarian Ethnology. Vol. 3. 289 – 308
  • Bolgurova, R. 2018. Mobile dating apps: the new Cupid on the phone. Seminar BG. Vol. 17
  • Bolgurova, R. 2017. Business holidays: media representations. Annual of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. Vol 1. 47 – 61
  • Bolgurova, R. 2017. The market for dreams. Seminar BG. Vol 14
  • Bolgurova, R. and Petkov, V. 2016. Online sham: the virtual existence of new cultural heritage . Seminar BG. Vol. 13

  • 2021 Bulgarian National Research Fund grant from the Annual competition for financial support for projects by junior researchers and postdocs; project title ‘Water as resource, water as heritage. Ottoman public baths and their contemporary socio-economic and cultural dimensions in Bulgaria.’

  • BA and MA thesis reviewer at Sofia University

  • ‘Certificate of Excellence in Cross Cultural Research’ for the role of Co-Country Investigator for Bulgaria in the GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness) 2020 project 

  • Project management 
  • Internal communications
  • Post-M&A transformation
  • Public procurement

  • Assistant Lecturer (Sofia University, BG) 
  • Assistant to Chief (Procurement Services Branch UNFPA, DK) 
  • Recruitment Director (Teach for Bulgaria, BG)
  • Project Manager at CEO office (National telecom, BG) 
  • Management Consultant (Deloitte, UK)