Tania was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She lived and studied in Bulgaria, Russia (former Soviet Union) and the USA. She holds an MA in International Relations (MGIMO University, Moscow) and a PhD in Political Philosophy (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). She specialized in International Law, Philosophy of Law, Sociology and Social Anthropology. In the 1980's and 1990's she was a human rights activist. In 1993 she created and directed till 2001 a joint UNHCR/ BHC program and network on "Refugees' and Migrants' Protection" in Bulgaria. Since 2001 till today, she performs field and scholarly research, publishes & teaches. She was a scholar-in-residence at HBI, Brandeis University, MA, USA (2001-2002); lectured at Sofia University and was a visiting professor at Utica College, NY, USA (2006-2008). Currently she teaches at Plovdiv and Sofia Universities in Bulgaria. She is a member of the European ‘Bet Debora' movement. A 2009 & 2010 ISSRPL/ CEDAR fellow, she engaged in the organization of the 2011 & 2013 ISSRPL/ BSSRPL in Plovdiv. Tania has two daughters & three grandchildren and lives in Sofia.