Biography

I was born in 1982 in Bucharest. I graduated from Spiru Haret National College and I am a graduate of the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest. I obtained a Ph.D. in history at the same university, in 2011. In 2014-2015, I wrote the postdoctoral research The Impact of World War I on the descendants of the Romanian nobility, in a project coordinated by the Romanian Academy.

I also studied abroad at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, at the Centre de Recherches en Histoire du XIXe Siècle and at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris and attended the International Summer University of the European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA) in Berlin.

I worked as a cultural manager for the Romanian Cultural Institute, at the International Relations Department (2007-2008) and as an expert for the Romanian Ministry of Education, at the European Affairs Department (2012). In 2013 I was the director of the Memory of the Romanian Exile Department at the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMRE). I was a consultant for the Romanian Royal House (2007-2008) and the vice-president of the Erbiceanu Cultural Foundation (2008-2013).

Between 2012 and 2014 I was an associate professor at the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, European Studies Department. At present, I work as an expert at the Romanian Cultural Institute, I coordinate the „Emblazoned History” collection at the Corint Publishing House and I am lecturer of the „Povestaşii” Association.

I passionately listen to Renaissance and Baroque music, I feel good in the world of Tolstoy’s books or admiring Italian primitives’ paintings, I like travelling (so far, I had the chance to visit more than 25 countries on three continents). I wrote some books. However, what I like the most is travelling into the past, digging up old archives, talking to people and listening to their stories. I think history cannot and should not ignore individual destinies.