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CURRICULUM VITAE


FELICIA WALDMAN

Personal data

Date and place of birth - 30 April 1969, Bucharest

Marital status - divorced

Telephone - (+4) 0722 309 393 (mobile)



E-mail: - fwaldman@gmail.com
Educational background

  • B.A. in British literature from the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Department of English and Spanish, University of Bucharest (1988-1992)

  • Post-graduate degree in cultural marketing from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Marketing (1994-1995)

  • Ph.D. in Jewish mysticism from the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Philosophy (1999-2001)


Key fields of expertise

  • Jewish Thought/Mysticism

  • Contemporary Jewish Literature

  • Modern Hebrew

  • Holocaust education

  • Romanian Jewish Heritage

  • Romanian Jewish history


Teaching experience: 16 years

  • Associate Professor of Jewish studies (Jewish thought, Contemporary Jewish literature, Yiddish literature, Modern Hebrew, Academic writing and Research management), Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, MA program in Hebrew Culture and Civilization (1999-2004 – contractual, 2004-2012 – tenure assistant professor, 2012-present – tenure associate professor)
  • Visiting professor of Jewish studies (Jewish thought and Modern Hebrew), Faculty of History, Al. I. Cuza University, Iași, MA program in Jewish history and Hebrew studies (2005-2013);


  • Visiting professor of Jewish studies (Kabbalistic theories and practices), State University, Milan, Italy (2012, 2013)


Administrative experience: 17 years

  • Administrative coordinator of the Goldstein Goren Center for Hebrew Studies, Editor of the yearly academic journal Studia Hebraica (since 2001) and coordinator of the MA program in Hebrew Culture and Civilization;

  • Director, Bilateral Relations Division, Directorate General of International Relations, Ministry of National Education (1998 – 2000)


Other relevant positions

  • Program Director, Institute for Political and Economic Research (2000-2001)

  • Director (and founding member), IDEE Association, think tank (2001-present)

  • Assistant, PHARE team, Delegation of the European Commission in Bucharest (1995-1997)


Membership in editorial boards and other bodies

  • Member of the Academic Steering Committee of the international conference “Minhagim: Custom and Practice in Jewish Life”, Tel Aviv University, May 13-15, 2012
  • Member of the Academic Steering Committee of the international conference “70 years from the Iasi Pogrom (28-30 June 1941): History and Memory”, organized by the “Dr. Alexander Safran” Center for Jewish History and Judaic Studies, Faculty of History, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi, with the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires en Sciences Humaines et Sociales of the “Paul Valery” University, Montpellier III and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes du Judaisme de France, Iasi, June 26-27, 2011


  • Member of the academic staff of the doctoral program “Sociology, social analysis and public policies” coordinated by Prof. Dr. Raffaele Rauti at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Salerno (2008 and 2009)

  • Member of the editorial board of the Center for Roma Studies Yearbook, University of Bucharest Press (since 2008)

  • Member of the review board of the Journal of Uludag University, Faculty of Education, Bursa, Turkey (since 2012)

  • Member of the editorial board of the Hasefer Printing House, Bucharest (since 2011)

  • Member of the honorary board of the Jewish Film Festival, Bucharest, June 2011, November 2014

  • Adviser to Centropa, a Vienna based NGO (since 2007)


Professional affiliations

  • Founding member of the Goldstein Goren Center for Israel Studies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest (2012)

  • member of the Association for the Study of Nationalities since 2004 (member of the Executive Board 2010-2013)

  • founding member and secretary of the Society for Jewish and Biblical Studies in Central and Eastern Europe since 2009

  • member of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies since 2004
  • member of the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies since 2009


  • member of the Society of Biblical Literature since 2007

  • member of the European Association of Jewish Studies since 2003

  • member of the Association for Israel Studies since 2014


Study fellowships

  • intensive course in Hebrew language and culture (Israel, 1993-1994)

  • methodological workshop for teaching Hebrew (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, January 2003)

  • methodological workshop for teaching Hebrew (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, July 2003)

  • methodological workshop for teaching Hebrew (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, July 2004)

  • methodological workshop for teaching Hebrew (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, July 2006)

  • Summer school on “Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages” (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, August 2004)

  • Summer Institute of Israel Studies (Schusterman Center, Brandeis University, USA, June 2013)

  • Summer Institute of Israel Studies (organized by Brandeis University in Israel, July 2014)


Individual research grants

  • “The Jewish Theatre in Romania: A Means of Cultural Resistance,” funded by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, New York (academic year 2011-2012)

Participation in European research projects


EPOS (Europe as a Post-secular Society), European research network on the presence of religion in the public space initiated by Wuerzburg University on March 26-28, 2006, with 15 institutional partners (of which only 5 participated to the later stages of the project); project results included the publication of Hans Georg Ziebertz & Ulrich Regel, Europe: Secular or Post-secular? LIT Verlag, Munster, 2008

TRES (Teaching Religion in a multicultural European Society), thematic network established under an Erasmus Socrates research project on the teaching of religion in primary, secondary and higher education, inițiated by Uppsala University, with 57 institutional partners from 28 countries; first conference: Uppsala University, April 3-6, 2006, second conference: Babeș Bolyai University, Cluj, June 14-17, 2007, third conference: Nijmegen University, May 31 – June 2, 2008; project funding: Euro 350,000; project results included: Hans Georg Ziebertz, Ulrich Riegel (eds.), How Teachers in Europe Teach Religion, Munster, 2009; Erik Eynikel, Angeliki Ziaka (eds.), Religion and Conflict; Essays on the Origins of Religious Conflicts and Resolution Approaches, Harptree Publishing, 2011 and Anders Bäckström, Grace Davie, Ninna Edgardh, Per Pettersson (eds.), Welfare and Religion in a European Perspective, vol.1: Configuring the Connections and vol.2: Gendered, Religious and Social Change, Ashgate, Farnham, 2010/2011

JICNET (The hermeneutics of Judaism, Islam and Christianity Network), European thematic network, initiated by the University of Vienna, with 8 institutional partners from Austria, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Croatia, France, Germany, Romania and Israel, which convenes periodically (2007 University of Vienna, 2008 Aix en Provence University, 2009 Koblenz University, 2012 University of Bucharest); so far the project results have included Philip Alexander, Armin Lange, Renate Pillinger (eds.), In the Second Degree: Paratextual Literature in Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean Culture and Its Reflections in Medieval Literature, Brill, Leiden-Boston, 2010

Experience in international project management (7)

2002:


Perception of the Muslims in Romania after 9/11 (research project finalized with the organization of a round table accompanied by an exhibition, funded by the US Embassy in Bucharest with USD 2,500)

2004:


Being a minority in the 21st century (research project finalized with the organization of a workshop, a conference and a round table, funded by the Council of Europe with Euro 20,270); (the project results were published in Studia Hebraica 4/2004, University of Bucharest Press)

2005:


Romanian website on the Holocaust (research project finalized with the creation and posting on the internet of scholarly materials designed to serve as educational resources for school and high-school history teachers, funded by the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research with USD 12,000 and supported by the Ministry of Education)

2006:

Saving the Jewish cemeteries of Moldova (research project aimed at the digitization and cartography of the Jewish cemeteries of Târgu Frumos and Podu Iloaiei, finalized with the posting on the internet of the monographs of the Jewish presence in the two towns and the establishment of best practices models of cooperation with the local actors with a view to saving the two cemeteries, in the absence of any Jews in the region, funded by the Hanadiv Foundation, Great Britain, with GBP 14,000)

2008:


Working together for the preservation of the Romanian Jewish heritage (research project finalized with the publication on the internet of monographs of the Jewish presence in Hârlău, Târgu Neamț and Ștefănești and the establishment of best practice models of cooperation with the local actors with a view to preserving the Jewish heritage of the three towns, funded by the Rothschild Foundation Europe, Great Britain, with 8,500 GBP)

2011:


Saving, preserving and making educational use of the Romanian Jewish urban architectural heritage (research project finalized with the publication on the internet of monographs about the Jewish architectural contribution to the urbanization process in Bucharest, Iași, Botoșani and Piatra Neamț designed to serve as educational resources for teachers, students, academics, journalists, funded by the Rothschild Foundation Europe, Great Britain, with 8,000 GBP)

2013:


Documenting and Making Educational Use of the Sephardic Trail, from the Ottoman Empire to the Danubian Principalities (research project finalized with the publication on the internet of a monograph depicting the stories and contribution to the economic and cultural development of Wallachia and Moldova of the most prominent Ottoman Sephardic Jewish families in Bucharest, Craiova and Iasi, designed to serve both as an educational resource for teachers, students, academic, journalists and as a trail for those interested to follow their footsteps from Istanbul to the Danubian Principalities, funded by the Rothschild Foundation Europe, Great Britain, with 11,700 GBP)
Courses held abroad

Kabbalistic theories and practices, Universita degli Studi di Milano, February 27 – March 9, 2012, March 3-17, 2013

Keynote lectures at international conferences


  • Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Tradition, keynote lecture at the annual international conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, July 22-26, 2007, University of Vienna

  • Shabbatai Zvi and Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Strangers in the Jewish Mystical Tradition, keynote lecture at the annual conference of the Society for Jewish and Biblical Studies in Central and Eastern Europe, February 1-2, 2009, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Piliscsaba


Guest lectures delivered abroad

  • Impact of the 1492 Spanish Expulsion on Jewish Thought: The Opposite Cases of Isaac Luria and Shabbatai Zvi, guest lecture in the “Judaism and Crisis” series, October 27, 2005, University of Vienna

  • Challenges in Holocaust education in Romania, at the Seminar for Romanian history teachers organized by Memorial de la Shoah, Paris, September 7-10, 2009

  • Echoes of a Lost World: The Vanishing Romanian Jewry, guest lecture sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies of the Perelman Institute, April 26, 2010, Princeton University

  • Teaching the history of the Holocaust in Romania, at the international seminar organized by the Memorial de la Shoah, Paris, April 11-14, 2011
  • From demoness to God’s partner: the astonishing career of the first feminist, Lilith, guest lecture at the Jewish studies program, Central European University, Budapest, October 18, 2011



Courses given at international summer programs

  • Teaching about the Holocaust in Romania, Centropa Summer Academy, Prague, Vienna and Budapest, July 5-14, 2010

  • Imaginea evreului și a Bucureștiului evreiesc din documente autentice, the 52nd edition of the Summer Courses in Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization, Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, July 23 – August 5, 2012

  • Stories and images of Jewish life in ‘Greater Moldova’, “Transnistria, the Forgotten Holocaust, 1941-1944” summer program organized by the University of Leipzig in Kishinev, September 23-29, 2012

  • Teaching about the Holocaust in Romania, Centropa Summer Academy, Sarajevo, July 13-17, 2014


Public lectures

  • Fragments of Memory. Old Hebrew manuscripts and books in Italy and Romania”, double lecture together with Prof. Dr. Mauro Perani (Bologna University), January 24, 2007, the Italian Cultural Institute, Bucharest

  • The historical evolution of the Kabbalah”, guest lecture, March 22, 2007, Prahova County History Museum, Ploiesti

  • Jewish presence in Romania”, keynote lecture at the B’nai B’rith meeting, November 16, 2009, Frankfurt/Main

  • Legends of the Jewish mystical tradition”, series of lectures delivered at the Bereshit adult academic study program of the Jewish Community Center, March 29 – April 1, 2012, Iași
  • People and places of Jewish Bucharest”, the second of the “Bucharest Stories” series of public conferences organized by the Romanian National Archives, delivered together with Dr. Anca Ciuciu on December 3, 2012 at Caru’ cu Bere, Bucharest


  • Tikkun Olam”, lecture held at the Keshet program of the Jewish Community Center, Bucharest, November 17, 2013

  • The Contribution of Four Jewish Banker Families to the Development of Romanian Economy”, lecture held at the Bereshit adult academic study program of the Jewish Community Center, June 28-29, 2014, Galati

  • Magic and Superstition in the Jewish Tradition”, lecture held at the Keshet III learning program of the Jewish Community Center, Bucharest, August 31, 2014

  • Old time Bucharest”, lecture held at the Lauder Reut School, Bucharest, January 19, 2015

  • Kabbalah through stories”, series of 5 lectures, Calea Victoriei Foundation, Bucharest, January – February 2015


Evaluation experience

  • Expert evaluator in the Strategic Project “PhD in Excellence Schools – Quality Assessment of University Research and Increase of Visibility through Scientific Publication,” coordinated by the National Council for Scientific Research in Higher Education (CNCSIS) together with the National Council for the Funding of Higher Education (CNFIS) and the Executive Unit for the Funding of Higher Education and University Scientific Research (UEFISCSU) (2011)

  • Project evaluator for the ITF (Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research) (2005-2013)
  • Evaluator for the Woodrow Wilson Fellowships offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute in cooperation with the Woodrow Wilson Institute (2009)


  • Evaluator for the Romanian Cultural Institute (2013)


Participation in international book fairs and book presentations

  • Jerusalem, June 23-27, 2003 (Studia Hebraica and the other publications of the Goldstein Goren Center for Hebrew Studies)

  • Jerusalem, February 18-23, 2007 (Studia Hebraica and the other publications of the Goldstein Goren Center for Hebrew Studies)

  • Paris, February 23, 2014 (Romania, Israel, France: Jewish Trails, University of Bucharest Press, 2014 (22 English and Romanian contributions) and Roumanie, Israel, France: parcours juifs, Honore Champion, Paris, 2014 (34 French contributions), edited together with Danielle Delmaire and Lucian Zeev Herscovici)

  • Jerusalem, February 11, 2015 (Stories and Images of Jewish Bucharest, Noi Media Print, Bucharest, 2011, Romania, Israel, France: Jewish Trails, University of Bucharest Press, 2014, Golem: Myth and Performance with Stage Director Alexander Hausvater, Editura Institutului Cultural Roman, Bucharest, 2014)


Experience in international organizations

  • Member and Deputy Head of the Romanian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), since 2004 (expert with the Education Working Group, the Committee on the Roma genocide, and the Steering Committee on Archival Access)
  • Observer for the IHRA (Athens, November 2006)


  • Observer for the IHRA (Nis, September 2013)

  • Project evaluator for IHRA (2005-2013)

  • Participant on behalf of the IHRA at the expert meeting on education for remembrance of the Roma genocide organized by the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, December 4-5, 2013)

  • Co-organizer of the IHRA Conference on the Roma genocide held at the Institute of Education, University of London (May 11, 2013)


Prizes

  • Prize for research results awarded by the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research in Higher Education (2008)

  • Prize for research results awarded by the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research in Higher Education (2009)

  • The 2014 Safran Book Prize for Romania, Israel, France: Jewish Trails, Volume in Honor of Professor Carol Iancu, University of Bucharest Press, 2014 (22 English and Romanian contributions) (co-edited with Danielle Delmaire and Lucian Zeev Herscovici) and Roumanie, Israel, France: parcours juifs. Hommage au professeur Carol Iancu, Honore Champion, Paris, 2014 (34 French contributions) (co-edited with Danielle Delmaire and Lucian Zeev Herscovici)


Participation in national and international events

As an attendant

  1. Running an electoral campaign”, course organized by Group 222 and UNDP WID in Bucharest, June 5-7, 1995
  2. Gender strategies”, seminar organized by UNDP WID in Bucharest on February 6, 1996


  3. Seminar on political research and analysis” organized by the CRS (Congressional Research Service) of the US Library of Congress at the Romanian Parliament, Bucharest, July 1-5, 1996

  4. Holocaust ERA Assets”, conference organized by the US Department of State and the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC, December 3-8, 1998

  5. Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and Religion Dialogue”, annual conference of the Metanexus Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, June 2-6, 2007

  6. Interreligious hermeneutics in pluralistic Europe”, annual international convention of the European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies, University of Salzburg, April 15-18,2009

  7. The 14th International Conference of the Society of Judaeo-Arabic Studies”, University of Tel-Aviv, August 9-13, 2009

  8. Global Forum on Antisemitism”, international conference organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel, Jerusalem, December 16-17, 2009

  9. The Holocaust and Other Genocides: Uses, Abuses and Misuses of the Holocaust Paradigm”, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, November 26-27, 2011

  10. New Scholars, New Research on the Holocaust”, University of Toronto, October 6-7, 2013

  11. What Britain Knew. The Holocaust and Nazi Crimes”, Staffordshire University, November 30, 2014

As a speaker:


  1. Solutions for Fighting Corruption in the Local Public Administration of Bucharest City”, seminar organized by the Civil Society Development Foundation, Bucharest, May 17, 2001

  2. Romanian Jewry during the Communist and Post-communist Era”, international conference organized by the Diaspora Research Institute of Tel Aviv University, December 16-19, 2001

  3. Jewish Identity and Anti-Semitism in Central and South-Eastern Europe”, international seminar organized by Goethe Institut Inter Nationes in cooperation with the “Goldstein Goren” Center for Hebrew Studies of Bucharest University, December 9-10, 2002

  4. Teaching about the Holocaust in the 21st Century: Remembering the Past and Preventing Crimes against Humanity”, international seminar organized by the Ministry of Education and Research, Bucharest, May 6-11, 2003

  5. The Jews of Romania in the communist and post-communist time,” round table organized by IRIR (the Romanian Institute for Recent History), Bucharest, October 2003

  6. ASN 9th Annual World Convention: Nation, Identity and Conflict”, international conference organized by the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University, New York, April 15-17, 2004

  7. History and Memory: the Romanian chapter of the Holocaust”, seminar organized by the University of Craiova, June 19, 2004
  8. Du genocide des armeniens a la Shoah: typologie des massacres du XXe siecle”, international conference organized by “Paul Valery”, Montpellier III University, France, June 6-8, 2005


  9. Ebraismo e cultura occidentale agli inizi del XX secolo”, international conference organized by the Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy, June 21-22, 2005

  10. Maimonides and his time”, annual international conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies, Haifa University, Israel, July 25-28, 2005

  11. The Use of Anti-Semitism To Political Ends”, round table organized by the Project on Ethnic Relations, Bucharest, September 16, 2005

  12. ASN 11th Annual World Convention: Nationalism in an Age of Globalization”, international conference organized by the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University, New York, March 20-25, 2006

  13. Hasidic Culture Trail: Hasidism and Yiddish in Eastern Europe,” colloquium organized by the Consultancy Center for European Cultural Programs of the Ministry of Culture, April 19, 2006

  14. The 2006 National Colloquium of the Chair of Communication and PR”, organized by the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, May 19-20, 2006

  15. Palimpsests One: Paratextual Literature in the Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean Cultures”, international conference organized at the University of Vienna, February 25-27, 2007
  16. The 12th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities”, international conference organized by Columbia University, New York, April 12-14, 2007


  17. Religion on the Borders”, international conference organized by Sodertorn University and the International Association for the History of Religions, Stockholm, April 19-22, 2007

  18. Workshop on Jewish Studies: Hebrew Texts”, international colloquium organized by Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and Bar Ilan University, Israel, Prague, May 9-12, 2007

  19. Communication and PR structures in Romanian public institutions”, international conference of the Communication and PR Chair, University of Bucharest, June 20-21, 2007

  20. La Cultura Judeo-Arabe de al-Andalus”, annual conference of the Society for Judeo-Arabic Studies, University of Cordoba, June 25-28, 2007

  21. SBL 2007 International Conference”, annual international conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, University of Vienna, July 22-26, 2007

  22. Philosophy and Kabbalah”, annual international conference of the Moshe Carmilly Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, October 16-18, 2007

  23. Women's Rights: from Universal to Regional in Human Rights”, international conference organized by the University of Bucharest, November 5, 2007 (moderator)
  24. Combating discrimination and promoting mutual respect and understanding through knowledge of the 20th century tragedies: the Holocaust and the Gulag; new education methodologies of the 21st century”, international conference organized by the Bacau School Inspectorate, the Society for Oriental and African Studies and the “Elie Wiesel” Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania in Slanic Moldova, November 17-18, 2007


  25. The role and status of Romaniote Jews in the Byzantine Empire”, symposium organized by the Goldstein Goren Center in cooperation with the Byzantine Cultural Society, Bucharest, March 27, 2008

  26. The 13th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities”, international conference organized at Columbia University, New York, April 10-12, 2008

  27. Transnistrien unter Rumaenischer Verwaltung 1941-1944, Deportation – Rettung – Erinnerung”, international conference organized by Zentrum fur Antisemitismusforschung, Technical University, Berlin, June 6-7, 2008

  28. Palimpsests Two: Commentary Literature in the Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient-Medieval Mediterranean Cultures”, international conference organized by the University of Provence, in Aix en Provence, September 25-27, 2008

  29. The Impact of Maimonides on European Scholarship”, annual international conference of the Moshe Carmilly Institute for Hebrew and Jewish History, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, October 28-30, 2008

  30. The 14th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities”, international conference organized at Columbia University, New York, April 23-25, 2009

  31. Palimpsests Three: Between Text and Text: Intertextuality in Ancient Near Eastern, Ancient Mediterranean and Early Medieval Literatures”, University of Koblenz, September 21-24, 2009
  32. The Value and Preservation of Memory”, colloquium organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Bucharest in celebration of the First Romanian Italian Day of Hebrew Culture, September 15, 2009


  33. The Judeo-Christian Dialogue in the Orthodox Space”, international conference organized by the Center for Ecumenical Research of the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, October 8, 2009

  34. SBL 2009 Annual Meeting”, annual international conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, November 21-24, 2009

  35. La France et L’Emancipation des Juifs de Roumanie”, international colloquium organized by the French Institute of Bucharest, December 10, 2009

  36. Jewish Professors and Students at the University of Iasi and other European universities (end 19th century – end of World War II)”, international conference organized by the “Al. Safran” Center for Jewish History and Hebrew Studies, Faculty of History, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi, September 1-3, 2010

  37. Deprivation of Rights, 90 years ago”, international conference organized by the Holocaust Memorial Center and the Hungarian Historical Society, Budapest, October 15-16, 2010

  38. The 16th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities”, international conference organized at Columbia University, New York, April 14-16, 2011

  39. 70 Years from the Iasi Pogrom (June 28-30, 1941): History and Memory”, international conference organized by the “Al. Safran” Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, “Al. I. Cuza” University, Iasi, June 26-27, 2011

  40. Christian Hebraism in Eastern Central Europe from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment”, international conference organized at the Martin Luther University Wittenberg Halle, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, March 18-21, 2012


  41. The 17th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities”, international conference organized at Columbia University, New York, April 19-21, 2012

  42. Minhagim: Custom and Practice in Jewish Life”, international conference organized by the Goldstein Goren Diaspora Research Institute, Tel Aviv University, May 13-16, 2012

  43. The City and Philosophy”, international conference organized by Uludag University, Bursa, October 11-13, 2012

  44. Jewish Heritage in Central Europe, Past and Present”, international conference organized by the Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian Embassies in Romania, within the framework of the Visegrad 4, Integration & Cohesion Program, November 20, 2012. The Jewish Theatre, Bucharest

  45. The Jews of Bucharest”, symposium organized by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and the Jewish Community of Bucharest, December 2, 2012, the Aula Hall of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

  46. The 18th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities”, international conference organized at Columbia University, New York, April 18-20, 2013
  47. Economy and society in Central and Oriental Europe. Territory, Population, Consumption”, international conference organized at the University of Alba Iulia, April 25-27, 2013


  48. Regionalism and regionalization in Romania: Historical interpretations and contemporary challenges”, international conference organized by the A. D. Xenopol History Institute of the Romanian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, the Center for Communist and Postcommunist Studies and the Romanian Society of Historical Studies, Iasi, May 30-31, 2013

  49. The Second Annual Convention of the European Association of Israel Studies,” international conference organized by the European Association of Israel Studies, SOAS, University of London, September 15-16, 2013

  50. Harry Stern and Architectural Modernism in Bucharest,” international symposium organized by the Technion Institute, Haifa, March 3, 2014

  51. The 19th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities”, international conference organized at Columbia University, New York, April 24-26, 2014

  52. Jews in Ghettos and Camps during World War II”, international conference organized by the Eva Heyman Center for Jewish Studies, University of Oradea, May 30, 2014

  53. Second Conference on Christian Hebraists in Eastern Central Europe”, international conference organized by the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University, Budapest, June 12-14, 2014
  54. The 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Israel Studies”, international conference organized by the Ben Gurion University of the Negev at the Sede Boker Campus, June 23-25, 2014


  55. Conceptualizing Modernity in the Central and Southeastern European Cultures: Notions, Discourses and Languages”, international conference organized by the Western University, Timisoara and the University of Aachen, Timisoara, October 8-11, 2014

  56. The Book as Object. Cultural History, Marketing Strategies and Multimedia Technologies”, the annual international colloquium of the Department of Communication Sciences, University of Bucharest, November 7-8, 2014


Experience in organizing international events

  1. Kosovo – one year after the NATO bombardments”, international conference organized by IPER, Bucharest, June 23-24, 2000

  2. Reconstruction of Bucharest”, colloquium organized by IPER, Bucharest, October 28-29, 2000

  3. Judaism in the European civilization: 2000 years of interference”, international conference organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center for Hebrew Studies, University of Bucharest, April 22-23, 2001 (also speaker)

  4. Studying the history of Romanian Jews: survey and prospects”, international round table organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, April 5, 2002
  5. Emancipation from within: Jewish spirituality during the 19th and 20th century”, international conference organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, April 12-13, 2002 (also speaker)


  6. Romania and the Holocaust: History and Contemporary Significance”, international conference organized by the Institute for Political Studies and Military History in partnership with the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest and Tel Aviv University, Bucharest, July 1, 2002

  7. Non-discrimination and tolerance education – Teaching about the Holocaust in Romania”, international training session for school and high school history teachers organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center in cooperation with the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest, and IDEE Association, Bucharest, April 30 – May 2, 2003

  8. Identity, Integration, Assimilation, Rejection – Europe and the Jews”, international conference organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, May 5-6, 2003 (also speaker)

  9. Minorities, Cultural Heritages, Contemporary Romanian Civilization”, international symposium organized by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with B’nai B’rith International and the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, October 21-22, 2003

  10. Being a Minority in the 21st Century”, international conference organized by IDEE Association in cooperation with the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, May 6-8, 2004 (also speaker)\
  11. Methodologies for teaching tolerance education – the Holocaust”, international training session for school and high school history teachers organized by IDEE Association in cooperation with the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, and the Romanian Institute for Recent History, Bucharest, May 10-12, 2004


  12. Minorities’ Problems as Reflected in the Romanian Public Space”, international round table organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with IDEE Association, Bucharest, November 12, 2004

  13. Tolerance education – Teaching about the Holocaust”, international training session for school and high school history teachers organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, May 30 – June 1, 2005

  14. The Romanian Holocaust: pre-requisites, facts, consequences”, the annual international conference of the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, June 2-3, 2005 (also speaker)

  15. Teacher training session in tolerance education”, organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with IDEE Association, the Association for Civic Education and Dialogue and the “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, May 10-12, 2006

  16. Jews, Christians and Moslems: Cohabitation and Confrontation along the Centuries”, the annual international conference of the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, May 18-19, 2006 (also speaker)

  17. Teacher training session in tolerance education”, organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with the Association for Civic Education and Dialogue, Bucharest, April 23-25, 2007 (also speaker)
  18. Jewish Life in the Diaspora before World War II: Europe and the Mediterranean”, the annual international conference of the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, May 28-29, 2007 (also speaker)


  19. The Role and Status of Romaniote Jews in the Byzantine Empire”, symposium organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with the Byzantine Cultural Society, Bucharest, March 27, 2008 (also speaker)

  20. Teacher training session in tolerance education”, organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with the Association for Dialogue and Civic Education, Bucharest, May 23-26, 2008 (also speaker)

  21. Jewish culture between local and universal”, the annual international conference of the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, June 26-27, 2008 (also speaker)

  22. Teacher training session in tolerance education”, organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with IDEE Association and Centropa, Bucharest, April 13-15, 2009 (also speaker)

  23. Jewish Heritage – Part of Local and Universal Heritage”, the annual international conference of the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, May 28-29, 2009 (also speaker)

  24. Teacher training session in tolerance education”, organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with IDEE Association and Centropa, Constanta, May 14-16, 2010

  25. Jews and the City. Ethnic and Urban Identity in the European Space”, the annual international conference of the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, May 27-28, 2010
  26. Training session in Holocaust education for history teachers”, organized by the “Goldstein Goren” Center, University of Bucharest, in cooperation with IDEE Association and Centropa, Brașov, May 12-14, 2011 (also speaker)


  27. Canon-Context-Culture”, joint conference of the Society for Jewish and Biblical Studies in Central Europe and The Hermeneutics of Judaism, Islam and Christianity Network, University of Bucharest, October 11-12, 2012

  28. Israel and Romania: Cultures, Nations and States”, international conference organized in partnership with Bar Ilan University, Israel, at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, June 30 – July 1, 2013

  29. Public Education and Its Restrictions: 19th and 20th Centuries”, international workshop organized together with Dr. Catalina Mihalache from the A. D. Xenopol History Institute of the Romanian Academy, at the Al I. Cuza University, Iasi, May 23, 2014

  30. Days of Sephardic Culture”, at the Cervantes Spanish Cultural Institute, Bucharest, November 4-6, 2014


Skills

  • languages – fluent in Romanian and English, good level of French and Hebrew, good understanding of Spanish and Italian;

  • computer literate in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access), Internet;

  • clean driving license



Publications

Books

In Romanian


  1. Ocultarea in mistica iudaica”, Paideia, Bucharest, 2002

  2. Ierusalim”, Cartea de Buzunar, Bucharest, 2003

  3. Belgia”, Cartea de Buzunar, Bucharest, 2005
  4. Istorii si imagini din Bucurestiul evreiesc”, with Anca Ciuciu, Noi Media Print, Bucharest, 2011


  5. Personaje si povesti din Bucurestiul sefard”, with Anca Ciuciu, Noi Media Print, Bucharest, 2014 (i-book)

In English

  1. Stories and images of Jewish Bucharest”, with Anca Ciuciu, Noi Media Print, Bucharest, 2011

Volumes edited

In Romanian:

  1. Reflectii despre Holocaust: Articole, Studii, Marturii”, AERVH, Bucharest, 2005

In English and Romanian:

  1. Studia Hebraica1/2001, 2/2002, 3/2003, 4/2004, 5/2005, 6/2006, 7/2007, 8/2008, 9-10/2009-2010, University of Bucharest Press

  2. Romania, Israel, France: Jewish Trails, Volume in Honor of Professor Carol Iancu”, University of Bucharest Press, 2014 (22 English and Romanian contributions) (co-edited with Danielle Delmaire and Lucian Zeev Herscovici)

In French:

  1. Roumanie, Israel, France: parcours juifs. Hommage au professeur Carol Iancu”, Honore Champion, Paris, 2014 (34 French contributions) (co-edited with Danielle Delmaire and Lucian Zeev Herscovici)



ISI indexed articles


  1. Edenic Paradise and Paradisal Eden: Moshe Idel’s Reading of the Talmudic Legend of the Four Sages Who Entered the Pardes”, in JSRI (Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies) no.18, vol.6, winter 2007 (p.79-87)
  2. Vom Tabu zur Anerkennung: Rumanien, die Juden und der Holocaust”, in Manfred Sapper, Volker Weichsel, Anna Lipphardt (eds.), Impulse fur Europa. Tradition und Moderne der Juden Osteuropas, Osteuropa 8-10, August/October 2008, Berlin (pp. 497-504), also published in the English version of the volume, Impulses for Europe, Tradition and Modernity in East European Jewry, Osteuropa 8-10, August/October 2008, Berlin, under the title “From Taboo to Acceptance: Romania, the Jews and the Holocaust” (p.311-317)


Contributions to collective volumes

In English

  1. Public Policies Regarding the Holocaust in Post-communist Romania”, in Alexandru Zub & Adrian Cioflanca (eds.), Cultura Politica si Politici Culturale in Romania Moderna, “Al. I. Cuza” University Press, Iasi, 2005 (p.263-269)

  2. Being Jewish in 1905”, in Geri Cerchiai & Givanni Rota (eds.), Ebraismo e cultura occidentale agli inizi del XX secolo, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2008 (p.91-101)

  3. Some Considerations on Enoch/Metatron in the Jewish Mystical Tradition”, in Philip Alexander, Armin Lange, Renate Pillinger (eds.), In the Second Degree: Paratextual Literature in Ancient Near Eastern and Ancient Mediterranean Culture and Its Reflections in Medieval Literature, Brill, Leiden-Boston, 2010 (p.205-217)

  4. Chapter 14, “Mystical Encounters: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Mysticism in 13th14th century Spain” in Antti Laato, Pekka Lindkvist (eds.), Encounters of the Children of Abraham from Ancient to Modern Times, Brill, Leiden-Boston, 2010 (p.275-290)

  5. Romania”, entry in Judith Baskin (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture, Cambridge University Press, 2011 (p.521-522)
  6. Impact of the 1492 Spanish Expulsion on Jewish Thought: the Opposite Cases of Isaac Luria and Shabbatai Zvi”, in Armin Lange, Diethard Romheld, Matthias Weigold (eds.), Judaism and Crisis, Crisis as a Catalyst in Jewish Cultural History, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Schriften des Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum, volume 9, Gottingen, 2011 (p.259-272)


  7. The Center for Hebrew Studies at the University of Bucharest: A 14 Year History”, in Antonio Faur (ed.), Jewish History Centers and Research Institutions in Europe, Presa Universitara Clujeana, Cluj, 2012 (p. 149-166)

  8. Turning the Interpretation of the Text into Text: Written Torah and Oral Torah in Jewish Mysticism”, in Michaela Bauks, Wayne Horowitz, Armin Lange (eds.), Between Text and Text, The Hermeneutics of Intertextuality in Ancient Cultures and Their Afterlife in Medieval and Modern Times, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Gottingen Bristol 2013 (p. 303-313)

  9. Public Perceptions of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Romania”, with Mihai Chioveanu, in John Paul Himka, Joanna Beata Michlic (eds.), Bringing the Dark Past to Light, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln & London, 2013 (p. 451-486)

  10. The Multicultural Identity of Capital Cities: Jewish and Armenian Architects in Bucharest”, in Gurkan Kaya, Kadir Cucen (eds.), The City and Philosophy, Proceedings of the International Philosophy Congress of October 11-13, 2012, Uludag University Press, Bursa, 2013 (p.347-357)

  11. Jewish Mobility and Settlement in Bucharest”, in Daniel Dumitran, Valer Moga (eds.), Economy and Society in Central and Eastern Europe, Territory, Population, Consumption, Papers of the International Conference Held in Alba Iulia, April 25th-27th, 2013, LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2013 (p.109-122)
  12. Maimonides’ Influence on European Jewish Mysticism (13th14th centuries)”, in Yosef Tobi (ed.), Maimonides and his World, Ben ‘Ever La-‘Arav VII, Contacts between Arabic Literature and Jewish Literature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times, University of Haifa, 2014 (p.93-108)


  13. Representations of the Golem” in Liana Cojocaru (ed.), Golem. Myth an Performance with Stage Director Alexander Hausvater, Romanian Cultural Institute Press, Bucharest, 2014 (p.9-25)

In Romanian

  1. Reflectarea Holocaustului si a “problemei evreiesti” in manualele scolare romanesti (1998-2002)” in *** Identitate evreiasca si antisemitism in Europa Centrala si de Sud-Est, META, Bucharest, 2003 (p.269-288)

  2. Un alt tip de campanie de comunicare: Campaniile de constientizare a semnificatiei Holocaustului”, in Adela Rogojinaru (coord.), Relatii Publice si Publicitate: Tendinte si Provocari, Tritonic, Bucharest, 2006 (p.215-224)

  3. Contributia minoritarului la cultura majoritara. Despre dubla identitate culturala”, in Adela Rogojinaru (coord.), Comunicare, relatii publice si globalizare, Tritonic, Bucharest, 2007 (p.379-386)

  4. Shabbatai Zvi si Abraham Miguel Cardozo: Doua personalitati asemanatoare si totusi opuse” in Alina Branda, Ion Cuceu, Claudia Ursutiu, Spiritualitate si Cultura Europeana, Presa Universitara Clujeana, Cluj Napoca, 2007 (p.195-205)

  5. Un model al imaginarului evreiesc: Lilith”, in Andi Mihalache, Silvia Marin Barutcieff (coord.), De la fictiv la real: Imaginea, Imaginarul, Imagologia, Editura Universitatii “Alexandru Ioan Cuza,” Iasi, 2010 (p.223-231)
  6. Profesori evrei la universități bucureștene de la sfârșitul secolului al XIX-lea până la sfârșitul celui de-al doilea război mondial” in Alexandru Florin Platon & Carol Iancu (eds.), Profesori și studenți evrei, Editura Universității Al. I. Cuza, Iași, 2012 (p.399-412)


In German

  1. Der Holocaust in den post-kommunistichen rumaenischen Schulbuechern” in Wolfgang Benz & Brigitte Mihok (eds.), Holocaust an der Peripherie, Judenpolitik und Judenmord in Rumanien und Transnistrien 1940-1944, Metropol, Berlin, 2009 (p.213-222), Romanian version: “Holocaustul in manualele scolare postcomuniste din Romania,” in Wolfgang Benz & Brigitte Mihok (eds.), Holocaustul la periferie: Persecturarea si nimicirea evreilor in Romania si Transnistria in 1940-1944, Cartier, Kishinev, 2010 (p.320-335)

In Hungarian:

  1. A numerus clausus rögeszméje a 20. századi Romániában és az ezzel kapcsolatos jogalkotás” in Molnár Judit (szerk.), Jogfosztas – 90 Eve, Tanulmányok a Numerus Claususról, Nonprofit Társadalomkutató Egyesület, Budapest, 2011 (p.327-344)



Studies in academic journals


In English

  1. Jewish Influences in Medieval European Esotericism” in Studia Hebraica no.1, University of Bucharest Press, 2001 (p.86-98) (CEEOL database)

  2. Jewish Mysticism and Modern Science” in Studia Hebraica no.2, University of Bucharest Press, 2002 (p.156-168) (CEEOL database)

  3. Christian Kabbalah as a Political Factor in European History” in Studia Hebraica no.3, University of Bucharest Press, 2003 (p.173-185) (CEEOL database)
  4. Coming to Terms with the Recent Past: Holocaust Education in Post-Communist Romania”, in East European Perspectives (journal of Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty) vol.6, no.14/15, July 8/21, 2004


  5. Holocaust Education in Post-communist Romania” in Studia Hebraica no.4, University of Bucharest Press, 2004 (p.88-102) (CEEOL database)

  6. Lessons of history: What Hitler Learned from the Armenian Genocide”, in Studia Hebraica no.5, University of Bucharest Press, 2005 (p.92-110) (CEEOL database)

  7. Jewish-Christian-Muslim Mystical Encounters in Early Renaissance Western Europe” in Studia Hebraica no.6, University of Bucharest Press, 2006 (p.109-120) (CEEOL database)

  8. Poverty and Charity in the Jewish Tradition” in Studia Hebraica no.7, University of Bucharest Press, 2007 (p.34-50) (CEEOL database)

  9. The Mystical and Magical Powers of Letters and Numbers in the Jewish Tradition”, in Biblische Notizen no.137 (University of Salzburg), ISDCL Publishers, Salzburg, 2008 (p.75-104) (ERIH database)

  10. Local and Universal Folklore: the Story of Lilith” in Studia Hebraica no.8, University of Bucharest Press, 2008 (p.96-109) (CEEOL database)

  11. Shabbatai Zvi and Abraham Miguel Cardozo: How Much Similar, How Much Different”, in Studia Judaica no.16, EFES, Cluj Napoca, 2008 (p.153-162)

  12. Some Considerations on Maimonides’ Influence on Jewish Mysticism” in Studia Judaica no.17, EFES, Cluj Napoca, 2009 (p.253-265) (CNCSIS B+)

  13. The Jewish Heritage of Targu Neamt”, with Ioana Cioflanca, in Studia Hebraica no.9-10/2009-2010, University of Bucharest Press, 2010 (p.185-198) (CEEOL database)
  14. Jewish Studies in Romania,” with Michael Shafir, in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, vol. 10, issue 1, Routledge, 2011 (p.71-84) (Scopus and ProQuest database)


  15. From Demoness to God’s Partner: The Astonishing Career of the World’s First Feminist, Lilith”, in Jewish Studies at the CEU, vol. VII, 2009-2011, Budapest, 2013 (p.99-106)

In French

  1. Professeurs juifs dans les universités bucarestoises, Fin du XIXe siècle – Fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale” in Tsafon, Revue d’etudes juives du Nord no.64, fall 2012 – winter 2013, Lille (p.35-50)

In Hungarian

  1. Reflection of the Holocaust and the “Jewish problem” in Romanian textbooks (1998-2002)”, Regio no.2, Budapest, 2003 (p.150-165)

In Romanian

  1. Aspecte ale relatiilor iudeo-crestine in timpul celui de-al doilea razboi mondial si astazi, din perspectiva evreiasca” in RES (Revista Ecumenica Sibiu/ Sibiu Ecumenical Review), year II, no.1, March 2010 (p.39-54)

  2. Cabala ca reactie la ideile lui Moise Maimonide” in Trivium, year III, no.1 (6), January – March 2011 (p.109-122)

Press articles (in Romanian)


  1. Reflection of the Holocaust in Romanian textbooks (1998-2000)” in Realitatea Evreiasca no.176-177/2002

  2. Europe – West, Center and South-East” in Observatorul Cultural no.153/2003

  3. On Memory and its Length” in Sfera Politicii no.101/2003
  4. Multiculturalism, interethnic dialogue and the preservation of cultural heritage – between theory and practice” in Revista 22 no.712/2003


  5. Fast forward – living like a scholar” in Observatorul Cultural no.211/2004

  6. Lessons of the Armenian Genocide for Holocaust education” in Ararat no.12, June 16-30, 2005

  7. From the Armenian Genocide to the Holocaust: Typology of the 20th Century Massacres”, in Ararat no.13, July 1-15, 2005

  8. Saving the Romanian Jewish Cultural Heritage”, in Timpul no.7-8, July-August 2006


Translations (from English into Romanian)

  1. Managing Public Expenditure – Reference Book for Transition Countries” (OECD publication), Pro Transilvania Publishing House, Bucharest, 2002

  2. Improving Policy Instruments through Impact Assessment” (OECD publication), Romania Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003

  3. Public Procurement Review Procedures” (OECD publication), Romania Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003

  4. Public Sector Leadership for the 21st Century” (OECD publication), Romania Publishing House, Bucharest, 2003


Translations (from Romanian into English)

  1. Romania and the Holocaust. History and Contemporary Significance”, Semne ’94, Bucharest, 2003


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