Dr. Stoyan Shivarov is an Ottomanist and archivist. His research focuses on ethnic, religious and cultural minorities in the Balkans and in Asia Minor with an emphasis on Anatolian Bulgarians and Muslim minorities in the post‑Ottoman Balkans. He is also interested in the attitudes of the Ottoman state towards the Orthodox Church and the restrictions forced upon non-Muslim Ottoman subjects. He is also actively working on publishing Ottoman archival sources. Stoyan Shivarov holds degrees in Turkology as well as a PhD from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.