Stanka Petrova's research interests are in the field of medieval studies, in which she focuses on old Bulgarian church poetry (hymnography). In 2014 she defended her doctoral dissertation The Hymnographic Repertoire of the Disembodied Forces in Medieval Slavic Liturgical Literature with an emphasis on Mineya. She has been working at the Institute for Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 2016.
- Studies of the Old Church Slavonic Menaion: The State of the Art and Some Opportunities for Development Using Computational Tools. // Scripta & e-Scripta, 19, "Boyan Penev" Publishing Center, 2019.
- Boundaries between Biblical and Literary Text. Symbolic Connotations in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. // Sapere aude. Festschrift in honor of Prof. Iskra Khristova-Shomova, 2019, 340-348.
- Iskra Khristova Shomova. Dragota Menaion. Bulgarian Manuscript of the Early Twelfth Century, a palimpsest in the Dragota Apostolos (SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library, No. 880). Sofia: St. Kliment of Ohrid University Publishing House, 2018. // Starobŭlgarska literature, 59-60, "Boyan Penev" Publishing Center, 2019, 289-297 [review]
- Canons for the Incorporeal Forces in Slavic Menaia. - In: Starobŭlgarska literature, 52, "Boyan Penev" Publishing Center, 2015, 85-116.
- The Question of Authorship of the Canon Просвѣщьи древле оумы. // Tsrkvene studije, 11, Nis, 2014, 557-575. http://orthodox-studies.org/images/down/11.pdf
- Chronological layers in translated texts: Observations on a sticherion of archangel Michael. Scripta & e-Scripta, 16-17, Издателски център "Боян Пенев", 2017, 131-146.
- Short Chants of Probable non-Greek Origin in the Services for the Incorporeal Forces. // Filologicheski forum. Periodical in Humanities for Young Researchers, 2, Faculty of Slavic Philologies, 2017, 16-25. https://philol-forum.uni-sofia.bg/portfolio-item/br-6/iv_01_stanka_petr…
- Formal Pecularities of the Two Old Bulgarian Kanons dedicated to St Methodius. Scripta & e-Scripta, 10-11, "Boyan Penev" Publishing Center, 2012, 397-415.
- The Acrostic – an expression of the essence in the periphery. - In: The marginal in/of literature. Sofia, 2011, 179-191.
- The Turtle's Dream. Sjani. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, 13, Institute of Literature Press, 2012, 192-216.