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Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati
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Iliyana Krapova studied Classical languages and English at Sofia University "Sv. Kliment Ohridski" and got her PhD in General and Comparative linguistics at the University of Plovdiv “Paisij Hilendarski” in 1996.

Since 2005 she is an Associate Professor at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari where she teaches Slavic linguistics and Balkan linguistics for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Bulgarian (as a third language). Previously, she has worked at the University Plovdiv where she taught courses in Linguistics, Ancient Greek and Latin.

Iliyana Krapova has been a Fulbright research scholar at the Linguistics Department, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA (1994-1995); Research Fellow at The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (1997); visiting scholar at the Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut (2002). She has taught or given lectures at various universities and summer schools abroad: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Edinburgh, Olomouc, Sofia, Charles University of Prague, University of Trieste, University of Koper, Bucharest, Indiana University, Institute for Bulgarian Language, Nova Gorica.

Iliyana Krapova's scientific interests include Slavic linguistics, Balkan linguistics, and in particular the comparative syntax of (South) Slavic and Balkan languages, Bulgarian linguistics, and Bulgarian dialectology, and in most recent times, the complex relationships between grammatical structures, areal distribution and contact influences that define South Slavic and the Balkans as linguisic areas.

Iliyana Krapova has been reviewer for numerous linguistic journals and member of the Scientific board of Slavic conferences (FDSL, FASSBL, SinFonIJa, Interslavic, Annual Conference of the Institute for Bulgarian Language).

She is a member of AIS (Associazione degli Slavisti Italiani),AISSEE (Associazione italiana studi sul sud-est europeo) and of the Commission for Balkan linguistics of the Internatiof onal Commission of Slavists. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Studi Slavistici" and of the Advisory Board of the journal "Bălgarski ezik", publushed by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She is a co-director of the journal "Balcania et Slavia" published by Edizioni Ca' Foscari.