Dr Mariya Stoilova

Dr Mariya Stoilova

Research Officer, Global Kids Online

Department of Media and Communications

About me

Dr Mariya Stoilova is a Post-doctoral Research Officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an Associate Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.

With a strong focus on multi-method analyses, psychosocial research approaches, and policy and practice development, Mariya’s research covers the areas of digital technologies, well-being, and family support; social change and transformations of intimate life; and citizenship and social inequalities.

Some of the research projects she has been recently involved in include: Global Kids Online (2015-16, UNICEF); An Evaluation of Separated Parenting Information Programme (SPIP Plus) (2013-14, CAFCASS); Living Apart Together: a Multi-Method Analysis (2011-13, ESRC), Gendered Citizenship in Multicultural Europe (FEMCIT) (2007-11, EU) and Gender and Generation: Women’s Experiences of the Transition from Socialism in Bulgaria (2004-08, ORSAS and Open Society).


Expertise Details

Digital technologies; well being and family support; social change and transformations of intimate life; citizenship and social inequalities


Mariya’s most recent publications comprise of a number of solo and co-authored articles, books and chapters, including Reproducing Citizens: Family, state and civil society (forthcoming, 2016, Routledge), Living Apart Relationships in Contemporary Europe(Sociology, 2015, vol.48/6), Sex, Love, and Security (Sociology, March 2015), ‘Mind the Gap: Gender Inequality in Post-Socialist Bulgaria’ (In Ramet and Hassenstab, eds., 2015, Gender (In)Equality in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe), and Close Encounters: Researching intimate lives in Europe (Int. Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2013, Vol.16/6).