Boyka Stefanova, Ph.D.

Professor, Political Science and Geography

Boyka Stefanova


Dr. Boyka Stefanova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science & Geography at UTSA. Her areas of specialization are: European Politics, European Union Studies, Foreign Policy, Research Methods and Global Governance.

Dr. Stefanova earned her PhD in Political Science at the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate in Economics at the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria.

She has published two books: The Europeanization of Conflict Resolution: Integration and Conflicts in Europe from the 1950s to the 21st Century (Manchester University Press 2011) and The War on Terror in Comparative Perspective: US National Security and Foreign Policy after 9/11 (with Mark J. Miller, Palgrave Macmillan 2007). Her recent publications include also articles on the European security institutions and electoral politics in Eastern Europe.

Some of her other publications include: “Voting A la Carte: Electoral Support for the Radical Right in the 2005 Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections”.

Dr. Stefanova is on the Graduate Program Committee in the Department of Political Science and Geography and the PhD Program Committee.


  • POL 5333 European Politics

Research Interests

  • European Politics
  • European Union Studies
  • Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Foreign Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Global Governance

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