CFP: Romanian Studies Organization (Indiana Univ. Bloomington)

Deadline for Submission: December 16, 2016

The Romanian Studies Organization at Indiana University is pleased to announce its tenth annual international conference, taking place April 14-15, 2017, on the Bloomington campus. We welcome proposals from graduate students and recent PhDs on any topic related to Romania, Moldova, or the Romanian diaspora, in any discipline or methodology. Past panels have included: “Landscapes of Heritage in Romania,” “Politicizing Ethnicity: Individual and Collective Identities,” “Agency and Authenticity under Socialism,” “The Pain of Transition: Continuities and Changes between Regimes,” and “Civil Society, Corruption, and Resistance in (Post) Communist Romania.” We especially encourage interdisciplinary approaches but we regularly accept papers from historians, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, folklorists, linguists, literary critics, and musicologists.

This year the keynote address, titled “Women and the Moral Dimension of Politics in Contemporary Romania,” will be delivered by Dr. Mihaela Miroiu, professor of Political Science at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, in Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Miroiu is a political theorist and feminist philosopher. She received her PhD in Philosophy from University of Bucharest. Dr. Miroiu has authored twelve books, including Priceless Women (2006), Road to Autonomy: Feminist Political Theories (2004), and Convenio: On Women, Nature and Morals (1996). Dr. Miroiu founded the first gender studies Master’s program in Romania in 1998 and helped to organize one of the earliest independent women’s nongovernmental organizations in the country. She is an expert advisor to both UNESCO and the European Union, and has won numerous international fellowships and awards.

Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words, along with your contact information and a brief biography, to Elena Popa at by December 16, 2016. Please submit abstracts in .doc file format rather than .docx or .pdf. We will send notifications of acceptance by January 18, 2016.

 Any inquiries about the conference or the program may be directed to Elena Popa at