I am Associate Professor in Intercultural Communication and Russian Cultural Studies at the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Since January 2008 I am based in London,UK. I am still affiliated with the University of Plovdiv and I also teach at the Kingston University Business School - London. I am interested in the construction of social identity through language and narratives in the context of international migration. I also work as an intercultural consultant, trainer and counsellor.