Meglena Zlatkova, PhD, is Assistant professor at the Department of Ethnology, University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She is lecturer in Urban Studies, Visual Anthropology, Ethno-sociology and Fieldwork. Her main research interests are in the fields of identities and boundaries, space and communities, local – global and networks, gift exchange and social capital. Currently, she’s been conducting research on migrations between Bulgaria and Turkey, Roma as urban inhabitants, and local heritage and networks and transformation of urban spaces. The problems of social mechanisms and interactions for coping with crises have been discussed in her book Ethnosociology of the City: The Case of Plovdiv. [Etnosociologia na grada. Po primera na grad Plovdiv], Plovdiv University Press (2012), as well as in the collective monograph Migration, Memory, Heritage: Socio-cultural Approaches to the Bulgarian-Turkish Border, IEFSEM – BAS, Sofia (2012), and in “Tinkering in Daily Life: People, State and Social(ist) Housing in Bulgaria” in Etudes balkaniques, 2010, 3 (co-authored with Dobrinka Parusheva and Iliyana Marcheva).