Prof. Maria Schnitter is a lecturer at the University of Plovdiv since 1984. Her main fields of study include media studies, anthropology of religions and everyday life. She has specialized as a scholarship at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Universities of Freiburg, Würzburg, Berlin and Cologne (1992-1997-2003-2017). She taught Bulgarian literature and culture at the University of Vienna (2000-2003). She held lectures in Russia, Italy, Great Britain, Israel and other countries. She has a large amount of scientific publications in specialized publications in Bulgaria and abroad. Author of several books.