Bilyana Petkova (B.I.)
Dr. Bilyana Petkova joined the Department of International and European Law as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in September 2017. She is affiliated as a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Information Society Project since 2014. Before joining UM, Bilyana was a Max Weber postdoctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and at New York University where she was a part of the Jean Monnet Center and later, the NYU Information Law Institute. Her research interests are in comparative constitutional law, judicial legitimacy, federalism and human rights, with a recent focus on data-driven cities, US-EU privacy law and freedom of speech in a digital age. Her paper "The Safeguards of Privacy Federalism" won a Young Scholars Award at the Eight Privacy Law Scholars Conference in the University of Berkeley, California.
Bilyana publishes in both US-based and European editions. Among others, her book chapters have appeared with Oxford and Cambridge University Press, and articles – in the Lewis & Clark Law Review, the Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, the Common Market Law Review, the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON) and the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law.
Professional career history
Bilyana holds a Master in Studies of Law from Yale Law School, and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent (Brussels campus). Previously, she completed a BA degree on a fellowship from the Greek Ministry of Educaton at the University of Panteion in Athens. Bilyana is also a UM alumna, holding a Master in European Studies from the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of Maastricht University.