Claudia-Florentina Dobre, a Ph.D. in History of Laval University, Québec, is the director of the Centre of Memory and Identity Studies.

She majored in History at the University of Bucharest (1999). She held a Master of Arts in Medieval Studies from CEU (2002), and a MA in Social Sciences from Ecole doctorale francophone en sciences sociales, Europe centrale et orientale (2003). In June 2007, she defended her thesis on Women’s, former political detainees, testimonies on communism and political persecutions at Laval University of Québec. Subsequently, she was awarded « Robert Schuman scholarship of the European Parliament», in 2007, the « Junior Research Fellowship » of St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, in 2009, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Bucharest (2010-2013). She was a research fellow at Institute for the studies of the recent past, Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2010, and a Junior Visiting Scholar at Central European University, School of Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies, in 2012.

Fields of research: the memory of communism and political persecutions; memory and history, memory of deportation; museums and monuments, daily life, and women in politics.



Valeriu ANTONOVICI  is an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker, Vice-President of the Center for Memorial and Identity Studies and collaborative professor at SNSPA. Valeriu Antonovici has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology (SNSPA – 2006), a Master’s degree in Anthropology (SNSPA – 2008), and a doctoral degree in Political Science (Doctoral School of SNSPA – 2011). He is the author of the volume Patriotic Work. Radiography of a fake idea, Bucharest / Cluj-Napoca, Eikon / Transylvania School, 2015; co-editor with Claudia-Florentina Dobre of two volumes: The Present of Communism: Cultural Memory and Historiographical Approaches, Ratio and Revelatio Publishing House, Oradea, 2016 and Deported in Baragan. Memories from the Romanian Siberia, Ratio and Revelatio Publishing House, Oradea, 2016; co-author with Simona Preda of the volume Straight ahead! Memories from childhood, Curtea Veche Publishing, Bucharest, 2016. He has published chapters and joint articles in volumes and specialized journals on topics related to recent memory, political power and government, and recent history.


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