Kiril Avramov


Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Sofia
Research Areas:
Intelligence Studies
Non-Western Political Warfare
Soviet and Russian Propaganda
Soviet and Russian Influence
Psychological Operations
Elite and Mass Cognitive Resilience
History of Soviet and East European Civilian and Military Intelligence Services
Teaching Areas:
Political Warfare and Propaganda
Disinformation, Intelligence and Espionage in the Eastern Bloc
Russian and Eastern European Security
Foreign Policy

Kiril Avramov is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Slavic & Eurasian Studies (DSES) and a Fellow at the Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds courtesy appointments at the Department of Government and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Co-Director of the Global Disinformation Lab. 

Previously he was the Acting Vice-Rector for International Relations and Research at the New Bulgarian University (NBU) in Sofia, Bulgaria, and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at NBU. He studied previously at Gustavus Adolphus College (USA/MN), the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), University of Sofia (Bulgaria), Central European University (Hungary), and NBU. He taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Sofia until 2005. From 2006-2010, he was also the Director of the international consultancy and research institute “Political Capital” in Bulgaria. In 2010, he was appointed Director for International Relations of Political Capital at the firm’s headquarters in Budapest. Dr. Avramov was a Fulbright Senior Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at the University of Texas at Austin from 2015-2016. He earned a full scholarship for his Ph.D. research at the University of Sofia. He received an “Open Society Institute-Sofia” scholarship for his year-long Ph.D. specialization at the Central European University in Budapest. 

Contact Information
Campus location:
BUR 578