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Mladen Petkov Communication (PhD)

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MA, Communication, Wake Forest University; MA, Broadcast Journalism, University of Westminster, London, UK; BA, Social Work, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Mladen Petkov (mluh-DEN peht-KOV) is a PhD candidate at the School of Communication. His dissertation focuses on journalistic roles and intervention practices that push back against media oppression in Eastern Europe. Mladen has several years of newsroom experience in the United States and Bulgaria. He is currently  practicing journalist for Bulgarian National Radio, a public broadcaster. Mladen has been telling stories about various communities around the U.S., reporting from the White House, and producing special programs on election campaigns, social justice, press freedom, and jazz music.