Dr. Nadezhda Alexandrova is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Slavic Studies at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. Her interests are focused on Ottoman literature and culture of the late 18th and the 19th centuries, gender history, and history of emotions. She has two MAs: in Bulgarian Literature from Sofia University, and in Gender Studies from the Central European University in Budapest. She received her PhD in 2010 from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on “the woman question” in Bulgarian periodicals and fiction of the 19th century. Dr. Alexandrova has been a visiting scholar at the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at the New School for Social Research, New York, and more recently, a TÜBİTAK fellow at the Department of History at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Istanbul. Currently she is a board member of the Bulgarian Association of University Women and the Bulgarian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Dr. Alexandrova is also a member of the editorial board of two book series, Teaching with Gender and Women Writers in History, published by Brill. She is the author of two monographs and has published a number of articles in Bulgarian, English, French, and Turkish.