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Vintila Mihailescu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Born in Bucharest, the 23rd of Mai 1951
Rumanian nationality, rumanian citizenship
Married, two children
Adress: Str. Sf. Elefterie 22, 76211 Bucharest, Rumania; home tel. 40.1.642.36.78.
E-mail: bozo@pcnet.pcnet.ro

Academic data

1971 - 1974 University of Bucharest, Faculty of Psychology; bachelor of psychology.
1974 - 1978 Researcher at the National Institute of Gerontology
1979 Researcher at the Center for Anthropological Researches of the Rumanian Academy; head of the department of cultural anthropology
1991 Lecturer at the Faculty of Sociology, Psychology and Pedagogy, University of Bucharest
Six month grant from the "Mission du Patrimoine Ethnologique de France"
Founding director of the Social Observatory of the Bucharest University
1993 Ph. D. in psychology from the University of Bucharest
1995 Assitent professor at the depart. of sociology
1997 Head of the master program in anthropology at the Bucharest University
Director of the "Bucharest Rural Observatory", PHARE Rural Development Project;
Director of a World Bank/CNCSU project on community development.
1998 Editorialist at "Dilema"
Chief editor of the "Yearbook of the Romanian Society of Cultural Anthropology"
2000 Full professor at the National School for Political and Administrative Sciences
Head of the master program in anthropology at National School for Political and Administrative Sciences
   

Visiting professor at the universities of: Provance, Lyon II, Montpellier (France), Neuchâtel (Suisse), Humboldt (Germany), Pecs (Hungary), UQAM (Canada)

Fellow of: Rumanian Society of Cultural Anthropology (president); Société des Européanistes (secretary for eastern Europe); International Association of South-east European Anthropology (coordinator of the executive committee); Balkan Neighbors (director for Romania); International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences; European Association of Social Anthropologists; Rumanian Society of Cognitive Sciences.

Member of the scientific board of: Center for the Study of Balkan Society and Culture (Graz), Ethnobarometer (Rome/Amsterdam).

Member in the editorial board of: Annual Review of Cultural Anthropology (Rumania; editor), Revista de Cercetari Sociale (Bucuresti); Sinapse (Bucuresti); Revista de Stiinte Cognitive (Cluj); Europaea (Cagliari); Ethnologia Balkanica (Sofia).

Senior fellow, NEXUS program, Sofia.

Language knowledge

French, English, German

Fields of research

Community studies; ethnicity; cognitive anthropology

Main publications

  • Culture and Personality in Carbunesti Area, Gorj County (with I.Goian, C.Costea, I.Bansoiu), Rev. Roum. Sc. Soc., Serie Philosophie et Logique, tome 25, Nr. 1, 1982
  • The Politics of "Scapegoat" in Romania, in The Anthropology of Eastern Europe Review, vol. X, 2, 1991
  • Nationalité et nationalisme en Roumanie , in Terrain 3, 1991
  • Paysans de l'histoire , DAR, Bucarest, 1992 (with Ioana Popescu and Ioan Panzaru)
    En/Quaite d'identité (Coordonateur), Civilisations, Vol. XLII, Nr. 2, 1993.
  • 'Nos fréres d'au-delà': voisinages, passages et frontières en Roumanie, in Eric O Philippart (sous la direction de) Nations et frontières dans la nouvelle Europe, Editions Complexe, Bruxelles, 1993
  • Vintila Mihailescu iràsai , in Antropologiai Mühely, 3, 1993
  • ROMANIA - La construction d'une nation , Ethnologie Française, numéro spécial sous la direction de Jean Cuisenier et Vintila Mihailescu, 1995
  • Du village à la ville et retour. La maisnie mixte diffuse en Roumanie (with Viorica Nicolau), in Bulletin of the Ethnographical Institute, XLIV, Beograd, 1995
  • La transition entre hollisme et individualisme (with Viorica Nicolau), in Rev. Roum. des Sciences Sociales, 1995
  • An empiricist theory of tradition: H.H.Stahl, in Martor, 3, 1998
  • La table sans dessus-dessous. De l'hospitalité agonistique (Marianne Mesnil and Vintila Mihailescu), in La Revue du MAUSS semestrielle, no. 12, 1998
  • Le monde enchanté de la culture populaire, in Ethnologies, vol. 21, 2, 1999
  • Fascinatia diferentei (The Fascination of Difference), Paideia, Bucuresti, 1999
  • Socio-hai-hui; O alta sociologie a tranzitiei (Another sociology of transition), Paideia, Bucuresti, 2000

Main participations in international meetings

  • "The anthropology of politics in post-communist Europe", Zaborow, 30 sept-4 oct., 1990: The politics of scapegoat in Romania
  • Conference on Nationalism-nation State-Democracy in Hungary and in Rumania in the XXth century, Budapest, 9-11 february 1991: The opinion of groups in opposition about each other
  • Conférence "L'entreprise de Patrimoine en Europe", 10-11 avril 1992: L'identité comme média-discours
  • VIèmes Journées d'ethnologie éuropéenne comparée, Blagoevgrad, 23-25 août 1992: (Marianne Mesnil et V.M.) La table sans dessus dessous, ou la mé-prise de l'autre
  • Colloque éuropéen "Ethnologie et patrimoine en Europe", Tours, 8-11 décembre 1993: intervenant à la table ronde "Identité et patrimoine"
  • Colloque international "Nations et frontières dans la nouvelle architecture européenne", Bruxelles, 6-8 mai 1993: <Nos frères d'au-delà> - Voisinage, frontières et flux migratoires en Roumanie
  • 3rd biannual EASA Conference, Oslo, 24-27 june 1994: Policy in the kitchen: Homogenisation and differentiation in communist and post-communist Romania
  • COTA Conference on "Theoretical anthropology and national ideologies", Balatonboglar, 29 sept.-2 oct. 1995: Nation-building ethnology in Romania
  • The challenges of theory symposium, Vienna, 22-24 nov. 1996: National ideology and social science: D. Gust and the holist approach of Romania Sociology
  • The 9th world congress of rural sociology, Bucharest, 22-26 july, 1996: (V.M. and Viorica Nicolau) Strategic types in rural post-communist society
  • Seminaire international "Territoires européens, diversité/différence, différenciation/intégration, Paris, 9 avril 1999: Penser la différence en Europe, le point de vue anthropologique
  • Journées d'étude interdisciplinaires "Les solidarités entre villes et campagnes dans l'Europe de sud-est", Berlin, 19-20 nov. 1999: La maisnie diffuse: une approche des réseaux ville-village en Roumanie
  • Rencontres internationales "Ruralité et urbanité en Europe Centrale et Orientale", Lyon, 26-27 nov. 1999: La maisnie diffuse: réseaux et économie rationnelle dans la campagne roumaine
  • Seminario di studi "La ricerca antropologica in Romania", Perugia, 9-10 marzo 2000: La tradition: quel objet pour quelle ethnologie ? Le cas roumain
  • XVIe Congrès international de l'AISLF, Québec, 3-7 juillet 2000: En marge de l'économie-monde: la "maisnie diffuse" et ses réseaux en Roumanie
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