Dr. Daniel Smilov is a comparative constitutional lawyer and political scientist. He is associate professor of Political Theory at the Political Science Department, University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Smilov is also programme director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, and recurrent Visiting Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the Central European University, Budapest/Vienna.
He holds doctorates from the University of Oxford (DPhil, 2003) and the Central European University, Budapest (SJD, 1999). Daniel has held research positions and fellowships at the Centre for Policy Studies at the Central European University and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute, Florence. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He has also been a Fellow of The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society (FLJS, associated with Oxford University).
Dr. Smilov is author of numerous academic publications on topics of comparative constitutional law, party and campaign finance and the politics of contemporary populists. He has weekly columns in the Bulgarian press and is a regular commentator on Bulgarian politics in the media.
Areas of expertise
- Political theory
- Comparative constitutional law
- Party and campaign finance
- Politics of contemporary populists