At Johns Hopkins, Mladen Petkov is a lecturer for the MA in Communication program.

Petkov also is a visiting assistant professor at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His research primarily focuses on journalistic roles and practices that push back against media oppression.

A former journalist, Petkov worked as a news producer for ABC and NBC affiliate stations and as a United States correspondent for Bulgarian Nation Radio.

Petkov earned a Bachelor of Arts in social work at Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria, a Master of Arts in communication from Wake Forest University, and a Master of Arts in broadcast journalism from University of Westminster, London. He completed his PhD at American University.

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