Associate editors for the issue in 2018 (under preparation):
Simina Bădică, PhD., is Head of Ethnological Archives at the Romanian Peasant Museum in Bucharest, where she also curates exhibitions. She has been editing the academic journal Martor for 5 years (2011-2015) and she is currently in charge of its thematic issue on museology 23/2018 – „Curating Change in the Museum.” She has a PhD in history from Central European University (Budapest) with a dissertation entitled Curating Communism. A Comparative History of Museological Practices in Post-War (1946-1958) and Post-Communist Romania. Since 2015, she has been a guest lecturer at the National School of Political Science and Public Administration (Bucharest), where she teaches a museology course at the „Visual Studies” MA programme.
Gruia Badescu, PhD., is a Research Associate at the School of Geography, University of Oxford and a guest lecturer at the National School of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest. His research explores how the reconfiguration of sites relates to societal and political processes of dealing with a difficult past, such as war or dictatorship. Gruia holds a BA from Middlebury College and a MSc degree from the Cities Programme, LSE. He conducted his PhD research at the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge on the relationship between urban post-war reconstruction and the process of coming to terms with the past in Belgrade and Sarajevo. His ongoing research explores transnational processes of memorialization and museification of sites used for political violence during previous dictatorial regimes in the Southern Cone of Latin America and in Southeastern Europe.
Damiana Otoiu, PhD., is an anthropologist of law and politics whose research is focused on how property rights are (re)defined and disputed in postcolonial contexts, and on the “social and political lives” of museum objects and of collections of physical anthropology. She undertakes research in France, Belgium, South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo by looking at museums’ policies and norms in general, and at the process of property restitution in particular (the repatriation of human remains from French ethnographic museums to South African indigenous groups, the cultural objects’ restitution from the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren to the Institute of the National Museums of Congo in Kinshasa). She is a lecturer in Political Anthropology in the Department of Political Science of the University of Bucharest, and a research associate of the Center for the Study of Political Life (CEVIPOL), Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is the lead investigator of a research project entitled “Museums and Controversial Collections. Politics and Policies of Heritage-Making in Post-colonial and Post-socialist Contexts” funded by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research (2015-2017).
Corina Iosif, PhD., is a senior researcher at the Romanian Peasant National Museum. She graduate the “G. Enescu” Conservatoire in Iaşi in 1988. She obtained his Ph.D. in Anthropology / Ethnology in 2007, at Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, and in 2016 she obtained the habilitation in Sociology. Since 2004 she is associate researcher of the Center of History of Imaginary, Department of Ancient History, Archeology and Art History, Faculty of History, Bucharest University. Books: Ecaterina Lung, Yahia Abou El Farah, Corina Iosif, Daniela Zaharia, Simona Corlan (coord.), Les Constructions Identitaires dans les Espaces Francophones d’Europe Orientale et d’Afrique, Ed. de l’Université Mohammed V, Institut des Etudes Africaines, Serie : Recherches et Etudes n° 18, Rabat, 2015; Megleno-Românii din Cerna. Repertoriul muzical şi de dans comunitar între practică socială şi politici identitare. [The Megleno-Romanians from Cerna. Music and Dance repertoire between Community Practices and Identity Politics], Ed. Univ. „A.I. Cuza”, Iaşi, 2014; L’entreprise de la parenté. Réseaux d’échanges entre les Aroumains de Constanţa, EFES, Cluj-Napoca, 2009; Hora satului din Certeze. O descriere etnografică, [The Village Dance from Certeze. An Ethnographical Description] EFES, Cluj, 2005.