Doctoral Fellow and Program Manager
Vassia Stoilov (formerly Gueorguieva) is a Doctoral Fellow and Program Manager at the Center for Democracy and Election Management and a PhD Candidate at American University, Washington DC. She has worked for CDEM since 2004, where she privides grant-writing, research, program design and program implementation support to the Center's activities. Ms. Stoilov has previously worked for the Bulgarian Parliament, interned at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked for the 2001 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Election Observation Mission to Bulgaria. She has presented at political science, public administration and public opinion research conferences on topics such as election administration, performance management, and program evaluation. She has also been a researcher for the Fund for Peace and the Points of Light Foundation. Ms. Stoilov has also been a volunteer for the Helsinki Committee's Refugees' and Migrants' Legal Protection Program in Bulgaria and a UNA-NCA Fellow in Washington, DC. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the School of Public Affairs at American University and has a new book on voting and elections across 22 countries, "Voting and Elections the World Over" (Lexington Books), which she co-authored with Dr. Rita Simon (American University). Ms. Stoilov has various publications on election administration, the role of YouTube and social networking websites on election campaigns, and election administration institutions. She holds an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, Washington, DC and a BA from the American University in Bulgaria.
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