Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies
with an International Early Fall School 

Prof. Kristian Bankov, PhD 

Name: Kristian Krastinov Bankov

Place and date of birthSofia (Bulgaria); June 10, 1970

Present address: 13, Leonardo da Vinci str.; 1124 Sofia, BULGARIA



1989, June:
Secondary graduated from Technical School of Electronics, Sofia

1995, November 20
Degree in M. A. (laurea):
Film and Drama (DAMS Spettacolo) at the State University of Bologna (Italy), Faculty of Philology and Philosophy; diploma work in Philosophy of Language: 
"The Language as a Positive Element in the Bergsonian Anti-intellectualism" with tutor Prof. Ugo Volli, defended with maximum grades (110 e lode).

2000, December 16,

Kristian Bankov has defended a Ph. D. dissertation in the Faculty of Arts in University of Helsinki, Finland, with title "Intellectual Effort and Linguistic Work: Semiotic and Hermeneutic Aspects of the Philosophy of Bergson" with grade magna cum laude approbatur.

From 2/1997 to 3/1998 Kristian Bankov has been engaged in the non profit organization "No to Fear", influencing the public opinion against the fear from organized crime.

Professional activity:

Since 1996 Kristian Bankov teaches Semiotics of Marketing and Advertising, Introduction to Semiotics and Sociosemiotics of Identity at the New Bulgarian University. He, as a member of the Southeast European Center for Semiotics Studies is one of the organizers of the International Early Fall Schools of Semiotics, which takes place in Bulgaria each year since 1995. Kristian Bankov is representative of the Balkan Association for Semiotic Studies in the executive committee of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (IASS). Kristian Bankov has published tree books and numerous articles in English, Bulgarian, Italian and French.

During his teaching period from 1996 to 2011 Kristian Bankov was constantly involved in different international academic activities as teaching, holding seminars and organizing round tables in Finland, Italy, Great Britain, Greece and Estonia. From March 2006 he is associated professor in semiotics at New Bulgarian University, form 2011full professor. From February 2007 he is Head of the Southeast European Center for Semiotic Studies, and director of the BA, MA and PhD programs in semiotics. From 2011 he is Vice-rector for international affairs and public relations.








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