Eastern Michigan University
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Marieta Petkova

Graduate Assistant

Research Areas of Interest

Criminology, Corrections, Recidivism, Social Deviance, Criminological Theories, Drug Use, Abuse, and Dependency


Master in Criminology and Criminal Justice 


Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Bulgaria

Bachelor of Arts, Law, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Bulgaria


Marieta Petkova graduated from South-West University “Neofit Rilski” in Bulgaria. She received her first B.A. in Philosophy in 2005 and her second B.A in Law in 2006. In the summer of 2005 Marieta won a Green Card and move in the United States.  Her research interests include criminological theories, social deviance, mass-incarceration, recidivism, and substance use, abuse, and dependency. She is currently working on her M.A. thesis that looks at how substance abuse and dependency impact criminal behavior, incarceration rates, and recidivism. Currently Marieta Petkova is a student intern in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.  In her spare time, Marieta enjoys drawing, shopping, having coffee with her friends, and spending time with her gorgeous French bulldog Ralph.