Rumiana Stoilova is Professor and former Director of the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2010-2018). Prof. Stoilova is Chair of the Bulgarian Sociological Association and Board Member of the Bulgarian Center of Women in Technology. She is the Bulgarian team leader of the project “Social disparities and regional differences in school-to-work transitions in Bulgaria” (2012-2015), funded by the Swiss National Scientific Fond; and of the project“Negotiating early job-insecurity and labour market exclusion in Europe”, Horizon 2020 (2015-2018). She is member of the consortium of the project “Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive and Vibrant Europe” , funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Young-Society Call Young-3, (2016-2019).
Stoilova has written two monographs: Gender and Stratification. (2012) and Inequalities and Community Integration (2001) and more than 90 articles, among them: Rumiana Stoilova 2018. Chances and Barriers before the Bulgarian Society Ten Years after the EU Membership, Zeitschrift Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, Heft 05-06. Stoilova, R., Dimitrova, E. 2017. Emigration from the Perspective of School to Work Transition in Bulgaria, Czech Sociological Review, p. 903-933. Stoilova, R., Staneva, M. 2017.
The Middle Class in Bulgaria, In: Siegmann, A., Schäfer, M. (Eds.) No Robots: The Position of Middle-Class Households in Nine European Countries, Printed in the Netherlands by Quantes. Stoilova, R. 2016 The Welfare State in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis: Bulgaria – between financial stability and political uncertainty, In: Schubert/de Vilotta/Kuhlmann “Challenges to European Welfare Systems”, Springer Publishing, pp.59-78.