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Codruta Pohrib

Codruta Pohrib is a Ph.D. on an NWO grant at the University of Maastricht currently carrying doctoral research into the memory of Romanian communist childhoods across media.  She has an M.A. in British Cultural Studies from the University of Bucharest:  Tarrying with Childhood: (Post)modernNegotiations.  Her interests involve media studies, the memory of post communist states and childhood studies. She has participated in conferences and written articles on the above topics, some of which include: “Communist Childhoods and Nostalgia- a Cultural Analysis of Online Remembrance Strategies(2006-2011).”  (PLACIM 2012),  “Romanian Hybrid Life Narratives as Emergent Remembrance Strategies” (ESSE International Conference, 2012),  “Communist Chronotopes: Romanian Pioneer Palaces as Regulatory Spaces for Children.” (Sixth Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, 2013),  “Translating Romanian National Identity: Politics of Nostalgia and Irony in Andrei Ujica’s ‘The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu’ and AlexandruSolomon’s ‘Kapitalism – Our Secret Recipe.”  (HERMENEIA Journal of Hermeneutics, Art Criticism and Theory.12:225-233). She takes an interest in constructions and representations of childhood and youth in all media, as well as the nostalgia associated with children’s material culture.

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