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Miglena Todorova
Assistant Professor

email: miglena.todorova@utoronto.ca  

Department: Social Justice Education

Research Overview

transnational feminisms, feminist media, culture and hegemony, women in post-socialism, violence against women in educational spaces, social and cultural theories, critical race studies,qualitative methods of research

Academic History

Ph.D. Postnationalist American Studies, University of Minnesota
M.A. Political Science, University of Minnesota
B.A. American Studies, University of Minnesota

Teaching Overview

Globalization and Transnationality: Feminist Perspectives; Feminism and Post-structuralism; Social Relations in Culture; Theoretical Frameworks in Culture, Communication and Education; Education and Popular Culture, Critical Approaches to Studies in Education; Qualitative Research Methods

Media and Globalization; Critical Reading and Writing: Perspectives in Multiculturalism; Critical journalism and Covering transnational issues

Representative Publications

Special Journal Editions:

Todorova, M., Wane, N., Benn-John, J. & De Mello, T. (Editors). 2018. Canadian Woman Studies Special Edition: Sexual and Gender Violence in Education, Volume 32, Numbers1,2.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Todorova, M. 2018. Studying Sexual and Gendered Violence in Educaiton: Local/Vetical, Global/horizontal and Power-based Frames. Canadian Woman Studies, 32(1/2), 6-19.

Todorova, M. 2018. Race and Women of Color in Socialist/Postsocialist Transnational Feminisms.  Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism Journal, 16(1), 114- 141.

Todorova, M. 2018. Foreing Investement Inflows to Former SOcialist Countries in the Balknas: Mapping Global Capitlaism." Interventions, International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2018.1492953

Todorova, M. 2016. Co-created Learning: Decolonizing Journalism Education in Canada. Canadian Journal of Communication,  41(4), 673- 692.

Todorova, M. 2015. Dusty but Mighty: Using Radio in the Critical Media Literacy Classroom. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 6(3), 45- 56.

Todorova, M. 2006. Imagining 'In-between Peoples' Across the Atlantic. Journal of Historical Sociolgy, 19(4), pp. 397- 418.

Book Chapters:

Todorova, M. 2007. I Don’t Know My Color, but I Do Know My Politics. In Hoku Aikau, Karla Erickson and Jennifer Pierce (Eds.). Feminist Waves, Feminist Generations: Life Stories from the Academy. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press. 


“Living Healthy in Toronto: Voices from the Margins,” Intohealth: Healthy Communities Partnership. Submitted to the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sports, published online at www.intohealth.ca, May 2011.

Media Projects

“Borderless Radio: The Politics of Canadian Cultures,” 2011-2015
 (Funded by the Government of Canada, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto and the Bulgarian National Radio). At http://bnr.bg/sites/hristobotev/Shows/Culture/Artefir/Pages/120523toronto.aspx

"Living, Teaching and Learning with Race," panel discussion CIUT 89.5 Toronto, broadcast May 28, 2012, re-broadcast Jue 2, 2012

Student Lens: Show Them Your World!  2009 (Funded by the Open Society Institute, Bulgaria/George Soros Foundation and the Fulbright Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange, United States).

“Sexuality in Popular Media: Conference for Media Practitioners” 2008
(Funded by the Bulgarian Ministry of Health, the Queer Bulgaria Foundation and the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media).

Research Grants and Contracts

2016 Hammed Shahidian Legacy Initiative Fund, University of Toronto: Women and Feminisms in Former Socialist States

2016 Connaught New Researcher Fund, University of Toronto: Violence Against University Women: Postsocialist Perspectives

2015 SSHRC Institutional Grant, OISE, University of Toronto

2012 Graduate Academic Program, OISE, University of Toronto

2011 Post-Initiative Fund Award, Government of Canada

Honours and Awards

2015 Nominated for Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

2014 Professor of the Year Award, The Underground, University of Toronto Scarborough

2012 Nominated for David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Education Nomination, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

2004 Outstanding Graduate Instructor in Composition Award Nomination, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Minnesota.

Professional Activities

Co-director, Centre for Media and Culture in Educaiton, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Member, Advisory Board. TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies.

Member, Organizing Committee, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Women and Gender Studies Association. Congress 2016. Calgary, June 1-3.

Other Information

Radio Producer and Contributor, Bulgarian National Radio, CIUT 89.5 FM Toronto.