country of citizenship:
Bulgaria, United States of America
language of expression: Bulgarian, English
educated at: Sofia University
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Maria N. Todorova (Bulgarian: Мария Н. Тодорова) (born 5 January 1949, Sofia) is a Bulgarian historian who is best known for her influential book, Imagining the Balkans, in which she applies Edward Said's notion of "Orientalism" to the Balkans. She is the daughter of historian and politician Nikolai Todorov, who was Speaker of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, and acting President of Bulgaria in 1990.
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