Dominique Belkis, PhD. (Université de Saint-Etienne & Centre Max Weber)
Margaret H. Beissinger, PhD. (Princeton University)
Sanda Golopenția, PhD. (Brown University, Providence, USA)
Daniela Koleva, PhD. (St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia)
Marianne Mesnil, PhD. (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Daniela Moisa, PhD. (University of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada; Folklore Studies Association of Canada – FSAC)
Seth Murray, PhD. (North Carolina State University, USA)
Michael Stewart, PhD. (University College London)
Șerban Anghelescu, PhD. (National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest)
Vintilă Mihăilescu, PhD. (National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest)
Ioana Popescu, PhD. (National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest)
Zoltán Rostás, PhD. (University of Bucharest)
Smaranda Vultur, PhD. (Western University, Timișoara)
Ana Maria Zahariade, PhD. (University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu”, Bucharest)
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).
Anca-Maria Pănoiu, MA, holds a degree in Cultural Studies from the Center of Excellence in Image Studies (CESI – University of Bucharest 2017) and BA degrees in Communication Science (2013) and in Ethnology/ Cultural Anthropology (2015). She pursued and ‘Erasmus +’ exchange in Cultural Anthropology at Université de Bordeaux (2014/2015). As Assistant curator of the Image Archive and Assistant editor of Martor Journal at the Museum of the Romanian Peasant she does research, co-curates exhibitions and implements cultural and editorial projects. She has recently carried out fieldwork on the topic of ‘naive museology’. Her research interests are currently focusing on how objects and images carry their meanings depending on various cultural endowments of the space which integrates them.