• Prof. Michael Burawoy visited Bulgaria for the first time in 2013 for a series of four lectures: The Challenges to Global Sociology (at the Bulgarian Academy of Science); What is the Fate of Marxism after Communism? (at Social Center Haspel); Social Movements in a Neoliberal Age (at the New Bulgarian University) and Dilemmas to Public Sociology (at Sofia University).

At his first talk in Bulgaria, hosted by the Bulgarian Academy of Science’s Institute for the Study of Societies an Knowledge Prof. Burawoy was awarded with the ribbon of honor by Prof. Rumiana Stoilova, serving as the Institute’s director at the time.