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Prof. Dr. Krassimir Stojanov

Short Biography

Krassimir Stojanov  was born in Goce Delcev, Bulgaria, in 1965. After studying philosophy, pedagogy, and sociology in Sofia and Hannover, he finished his PhD at the University of Hannover in 1997. Prof. Stojanov completed his habilitation at the University of Marburg in 2005, with a study on 'Bildung and Recognition'. From 2002 to 2005 he led his own project funded by the DFG, which dealt with the conceptual development of a recognition-theoretic concept of Bildung in cooperation with the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research.  From 2004 to 2005 Prof. Stojanov was a Visiting Scholar at the New School for Social Research, New York. In 2006 and 2007 he worked as a DAAD guest lecturer at the University of Sofia as well as at the New Bulgarian University Sofia. From October 2008 until his appointment as Professor of Philosophy of Education and Educational Theology at the KU on April 1, 2012, Krassimir Stojanov held the position of Professor of Educational Theory and Philosophy of Education at the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich. His key research interests are (analytic) philosophy of education, and the categories of Bildung and justice.

Krassimir Stojanov is married and an enthusiastic mountaineer in his spare time.

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