Stefan Detchev is an Associate-Professor of modern and contemporary Bulgarian history and historiography at South-West University of Blagoeavgrad, Bulgaria and lecturer on history of masculinity at the University of Sofia. His interests cover history of political culture, nationalism and identity, history of sexuality, food and foodways. Among his major publications are “Who are the Bulgarians? “Race”, science and politics in fin-de-siècle Bulgaria – In: We, the people. Politics of National Peculiarities in South-East Europe (2009); Who are Our Ancestors? “Race”, Science and Politics in Bulgaria 1879-1912. (2010); Politics, Gender and Culture: Articles and Studies on Modern Bulgarian History (2010); In Searching of the Bulgarianness: The networks of national intimacy XIX-XXI (2010) Beltween Slavs and Old Bulgars: “Ancestors,” “Race” and Identity in Late Nineteenth-Century In: Geary, P., Klaniczay, G., Manufacturing Middle Ages. Entangled History of Medievalism in nineteenth-century Europe, Joep Leersen Series “National Cultivation of Culture”. (2013, pp. 347-376); Shopska salat”: The Road from an European Innovation to the National Culinary Symbol”, In: From Kebab to Ćevapčići. Eating Practices in Ottoman Europe” Interdisziplinäre Studien zum Östlichen Europa.