Tanya Chavdarova has DSc in Sociology: Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. Between 1984–1989 she became a PhD in Sociology: Institute of Sociology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She also has MA in Philosophy from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.
Assoc. Tanya Chavdarova is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology at the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ". She is the author of the book The Informal Economy (2001), co-director of the compilaton Markets as Networks (2010) and also head of the anthology Economics and Sociology. American Economic Sociology after 1970 (1999).