“Transnational Socialist Encounters”

Transnational Encounters: Romania’s Cultural and Artistic Relations within the State-Socialist World (1950s-1980s)” (Contract TE 2022, UEFISCDI)

Dr. Irina Nastasa-Matei (coord.)

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Irina Nastasa-Matei (coord.)

PhD, Lecturer, University of Bucharest

PhD in history from the University Babeș-Bolyai of Cluj. Author of the monograph ”Educaţie, politică şi propagandă: Studenţi români în Germania nazistă” (Cluj, Editura Şcoala Ardeleană / Bucureşti, Eikon, 2016), and co-autor of the volume ”Cultură și propagandă. Institutul Român din Berlin, 1940-1945” (Editura MEGA, Cluj, 2018, with Lucian Nastasă-Kovacs). Her areas of research include: the relations between Romanians and Germans, transnationalism, academic migration, cultural policies, cultural diplomacy/soft power/propaganda, German studies, Jewish studies, the history of science.

Caterina Preda

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, PolArt, University of Bucharest

Caterina Preda holds a PhD in Political Science of the University of Bucharest (2009) and has had several undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships in Europe and South America, as well as postdoctoral fellowships. Associate Professor at the University of Bucharest, Department of Political Science, she teaches ‘Contemporary Latin America’, ‘Art and Politics’, and ‘Cultural memory in Eastern Europe and South America’ courses. She researches the relationship between art and politics in modern dictatorships in South America and Eastern Europe, as well as the art and politics of memory in the two regions. She has published several scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as chapters in volumes published by Routledge or Palgrave. She has coordinated several research projects at the University of Bucharest and has worked as part of other research teams.

caterinapreda.ro; caterina.preda@unibuc.ro

Irina Cărăbaș

PhD, Assistant Professor, National University of Art

Irina Cărăbaş is assistant professor at the Department of Art History and Theory, National University of Arts in Bucharest. She is the author of the book ‘Realismul socialist cu fața spre trecut. Instituții și artiști în România 1944-1953’ (2017)/ ‘Socialist Realism Facing the Past. Institutions and Artists in Romania 1944-1953’ and of several studies concerning the Romanian avant-garde, Constructivism, avant-garde magazines, applied arts, and Socialist Realism published in periodicals and collective volumes.

Alina Popescu

PhD, Associate Lecturer, University of Bucharest

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