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Global Dialogue’s Romanian Team

December 12, 2014

We joined Global Dialogue (GD) with GD3.1 in November 2012. Since then, our team has changed with every number, but this is a positive feature, as we all have learned from each other in the process of translating and editing the Romanian version of Global Dialogue. We are all sociologists, the majority still PhD students, enthusiastic and passionate about our interests in sociology. The diverse topics in Global Dialogue have offered us, the GD Romanian team – as well as our professors and fellow colleagues – the opportunity to explore a global society.

Our team has six constant members who are presented below together with colleagues who have participated in at least five GD issues. Besides these permanent members, 11 other colleagues joined the team for at least one issue: Ramona Cantaragiu, Cristian Constantin Vereș, Angelica Helena Marinescu, Monica Nădrag, Ioana Cărtărescu, Mădălin Rapan, Andreea Acasandre, Daniela Gaba, Alexandru Duțu, Gabriela Ivan, Levente Szekedi.


Dr. Cosima Rughiniș is Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Bucharest, and Editor-in-Chief of Compaso – a Journal of Comparative Research in Sociology and Anthropology. She teaches courses in research methodology. Her recent research addresses quantification, the rhetoric of inquiry in human sciences, and the use of serious games and other digital media for scientific communication. Contact details: <cosima.rughinis@sas.unibuc.ro>

Ileana Cinziana Surdu is a PhD student in sociology at the University of Bucharest. She has experience as a teaching assistant in research methodology and marketing and works on projects related to social integration and social development. Her areas of interest include sociology of time, work-life balance, family and traditions, nonverbal communication. Contact details: <ileana.cinziana.surdu@gmail.com>

Adriana Bondor is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Bucharest. She is interested in history and sociology, and her research is in the history of Romanian sociology. In her professional activities she has done studies in various fields: social history, history of sociology in Romania, cultural and memory studies as well as communism in Romania and Europe. In the future she wishes to pursue the sociology of culture. Contact details: <adrianabondor@yahoo.com>

Alina Costiana Stan is pursuing her PhD jointly at the University of Bucharest and Lille 2 University in France. Her research explores the issue of workplace violence and the quality of work relationships in the Romanian public sector. She is especially interested in the following: influence of legal institutions on social processes, discrimination in the workplace, gender, and the sociology of public administration. Contact details: <costiana_stan@yahoo.com>

Elena Tudor is a Ph.D. student in Sociology and research assistant at University of Bucharest and at the Research Institute for Quality of Life (Romanian Academy), with an interest in international migration and policies. She took part in research projects related to migration and policies aimed at vulnerable groups for the European Commission and local NGOs. Contact details: <elenatudor7@yahoo.com>

Miriam Cihodariu is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Bucharest and previously was a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. She has experience as a teaching assistant and as a researcher in various groups. Her favorite research instrument is the narrative mental map and she likes to consider herself to be one of its pioneers. Her PhD thesis is based on more than three years of narrative research of festivals and reenactment communities. More on her academic background can be found at: http://miriamcihodariu.com/index.html Contact details: <miriam.cihodariu@gmail.com>

Mihai-Bogdan Marian has a degree in Law from the University of Bucharest (UB), two master’s degrees in the fields of national security and security of international environment and is currently a PhD candidate in the Doctoral School of UB. He is interested in sociopolitical changes associated with globalization in modern societies and it is on this topic that he wants to continue his academic work. Contact details: <mihaimarb@yahoo.com>

Lucian Rotariu is a sociologist and a PhD student at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. In the last 3 years he has conducted seminars in the fields of Sociology of Deviance and Sociology of Law. Contact details: <stefan.rotariu@sas.unibuc.ro>

Monica Alexandru is a sociologist currently working for Exact Research and Consulting in Bucharest. She completed her PhD in 2012 with a paper on international migration, social mobility and status inconsistency. In recent years, Monica has collaborated extensively with international organizations and research institutes exploring migration and trafficking in human beings. Contact details: <alexandru_monica@yahoo.com>

Balázs Telegdy currently works as an Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, at Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania (Romania). He received his MA in Sociology from Babeş-Bolyai University where he studied regional disparities of the social problems in Romania. He is currently writing his PhD thesis on the history of Romanian sociology at the University of Bucharest. His other research interests include the sociology of transition, institutional trust and social network analysis. Contact details: <telegdyb@yahoo.com>

Cătălina Petre is a passionate PhD student at the Sociology Doctoral School and also at the École Doctorale en Sciences Sociales, University of Bucharest. She has received a four-month research scholarship at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, where she is going to study the sociology of everyday life. She is interested in areas such as: sociology of the body, nonverbal communication, organizational sociology and also human resources management. The title of her PhD thesis is “The perception of young women with regard to the beauty standards promoted by Romanian society.” Contact details: <guliecatalina@yahoo.com>

Oana Mara Stan graduated from University of Bucharest, BA in psychology and sociology, MA in HR Management and PhD in sociology. During the last 8 years she has been an HR specialist for retail and media Multi-National Enterprises. Her areas of interest and expertise include the Laboratory of Comparative Social Research,work-life balance, suburban development, career guidance. She currently co-operates with the international research team Cranet in HR benchmarking and labor relations. Contact details: <oanamara2000@yahoo.ca>

Ileana Cinziana Surdu, University of Bucharest, Romania

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