Denitsa P. Sokolova-Shipoli

Visiting Researcher

Denitsa P. Sokolova-Shipoli is 
a PhD candidate of Political Science and International Relations at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey and a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the E. Walsh School of Foreign Affairs, Georgetown University. Her research is focused on “Fiqh al-Aqalliyyat in the Integration of Muslim Minorities in Contemporary America”. On her MA dissertation she worked on comparing the implementation of the Islamic Law in Britain and Greece; what were the differences and what were the implications.

With a great interest in civic services and minority research, Denitsa founded many NGO’s ranging from community organizations to those aimed at training future leaders that now have global reach.

Academically, Denitsa has published articles and has also written and contributed to newspapers, semi-academic journals, and on-line platforms. She has presented papers and works at different conferences and has taught various lessons and seminars on topics within the field of Political Science, minorities, and IR. Denitsa has assisted on many significant research projects and spent time lecturing and teaching undergraduate students.

Denitsa is fluent in English, Bulgarian, and Turkish; and has elementary knowledge of Albanian and Arabic.