Multi-Method Data Laboratory and Researcher



Ivaylo Dinev is a political scientist and, since April 2022, a postdoctoral researcher at ZOiS, where he coordinates the Multi-Method Data Laboratory of the KonKoop research network.

He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the joint doctoral initiative of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, University of Siena, University of Pisa and University of Florence. Prior to that, he completed BA and MA at Sofia University in Southeast European Studies and Cultural Anthropology. In the last five years, he did fellowships at the Centre for Advanced Study (Sofia) and Centre for Southeast European Studies (University of Graz), and taught a course on civil society and social movements at the University of Florence. Before joining ZOiS, Ivaylo Dinev worked as a researcher at the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research in the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria and as a postdoctoral researcher at Sofia University. During his doctoral studies, he examined development and variations of protest cycles in Bulgaria and Slovenia by employing a comparative-historical approach based on the triangulation of original protest event dataset with qualitative data.

Research Interest
  • Comparative politics in Southeast Europe
  • Social movements and labor movements in Southeast Europe
  • Post-communist transition processes
  • Multi and mixed methods research
  • Protest event analysis
Main publications

Dinev, Ivaylo. Barricades and ballots: exploring the trajectory of the Slovenian left. In: East European Politics, (2022), pp. 1-8

Dinev, Ivaylo. Bulgaria and Slovenia Protest Event Dataset (2009-2017): Protest cycles and protest patterns in Southeast Europe. In: Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics,  8 (2022), 1, pp. 5-22.

Dinev, Ivaylo. The dynamics of class mobilisations: evidence from protest event analysis in Bulgaria and Slovenia. In: SEER Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe, 23 (2021), 2, pp. 245-266. 


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Ivaylo Dinev at ZOiS

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