1998: PhD, Thesis on The Apocalypse of St. John in Bulgarian Art of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries;
2011: Chief Curator, Department of Arts Research, Ethnography and Interdisciplinary Studies, National History Museum;
Joined IAS in 1998.
– The Church of St Demetrius in Boboshevo. Architecture, Wall Paintings, Conservation. Sofia 2009 (H. Staneva, R. Rousseva);
– leones et manuscrits bulgares, (compiler, editor; annotations by a team); Introduction pp. 19-31; introductory texts and annotations: pp. 31-41, 45-48, 50-52, 55, 66, 75-83, 85-90, 92-93, Bruxelles, 2002;
– Христианское искусство Болгарии, (compiler, editor; annotations by a team), Introduction pp. 16-19; introductory texts and annotations pp. 27-64), Москва 2003;
– National Museum of History, Catalogue, Plovdiv, 2006 (compiler, editor; annotations by a team) pp. 105-144, 251-259;
– Иконы из Болгарии XIII-XIX веков, Пловдив 2009, Москва 2009 (Exhibition Catalogue, Москва, pp. 144; author, editor, designer);
– Assoc. Prof. Ralitsa Rousseva has published a number of studies and articles both at home and abroad.
– 1999–2000: an individual research project on The Apocalypse of St. John in Bulgarian Art, funded by RSS;
– 2003: Project on Orthodox Albania, expedition to mount an exhibition, a monographic study, funded by Open Society Foundations;
– 2004: Visiting Researcher, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, an individual project Church Painting in Albania and Macedonia;
– 2006-2007 Research Consultant on the project Civilisations on the Balkans (Ivo HajjiMishev), funded by Dutch Horizon Foundation;
– 2009 Research grant, Leventis Foundation, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.