Evelina Mineva was born in Sofia in 1969. She is a lecturer at the Department for Slavic Studies in National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is an expert on history and culture of Byzantium, as well as a Greek translator. She has a PhD in Byzantine literature on the subject: “The Hymnographical Works of Mark Eugenikos, metropolitan of Ephesus (1394/95-1446)” at the University of Ioannina, Greece.
She has a MA degree in Bulgarian Language with a final thesis on „The Hymnographic cycle for St. Paraskeva of Epivatae (Tarnovo) – linguistic and textual problems)” at the School of Slavic philologies, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She is co-author of ”Ιωάννης Πολέμης, Βυζαντινά υμνογραφικά και αγιολογικά κείμενα”/”Ioannis Polemis, Byzantine hymnographic and hagiographic texts”, published in 2016.
Evelina Mineva is a member of the Bulgarian Association of Byzantinists and Medievalists, member of the editorial board of the scientific journals “Starobulgarska literature”/Old Bulgarian Literature and “Materials in Archaeology and History of Ancient and Medieval Crimea”. She is also a friend of St Catherine’s Foundation (Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai, Egypt).