Cammeron Girvin, Ph.D. 2016


Dissertation: “How to Build a ‘Folk’ Song: Socialist Song Texts and Folkloric Language in Bulgarian and South Slavic”

Cammeron’s primary academic interests center around South Slavic linguistics and cultural studies. His time at Berkeley also included engagement with the digital humanities and a Designated Emphasis in Folklore.

Upon filing his dissertation, Cammeron began working as a voice user interaction designer for a Bay Area tech company. After a year, he moved to Washington DC to join the staff of the Library of Congress in its Germanic & Slavic Division. There, he is responsible for the acquisitions and cataloging of resources from the South Slavic countries. From 2016 to 2019, he also served as Editor of the journal of the Bulgarian Studies Association, and he continues to follow research in Balkan and South Slavic studies with great interest.