Sofiya Zahova ( is a researcher at the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of Iceland. Her main interests are in the fields of Romani Studies and the history and ethnography of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. She is the author of the books Montenegro after Yugoslavia: Dynamics of Identities (2013, in Bulgarian), History of Romani Literature with Multimedia on Romani Kids´ Publications (2014) and of the UNICEF-commissioned report Research on the Social Norms which Prevent Roma Girls from Access to Education (2016, in Bulgarian and English).

Sofiya Zahova presents Romani literature on the Balkans, children’s literature and digital literature in the RomArchive’s literature section.