Dr. Florentina Andreescu

Florentina Andreescu





910 962-2657


Leutze Hall 219




International Studies

601 South College Road

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC 28403-5629

Florentina Andreescu holds a doctoral degree from the University of Miami's Department of International Studies where she focused on International Relations, International Political Economy and Comparative Politics. Her prior academic preparation includes a M.A. degree from the University of Miami in International Administration and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Romanian University Dunarea de Jos. Her work investigates through films issues of legitimization and social authority, gendered, national and ethnic identities, transitions, trauma and space.




From Communism to Capitalism: Nation and State in Romanian Cultural Production. Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming).


From Communism to Democracy: Transformations of the Eastern European Female Ideal. Coedited. Routledge (under contract)


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

2014   Covering over Trauma with a Fetishized Body Image: The Invasive Imaginary and Cosmetic Surgeryforthcoming February 2014 in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture.

2013   “The Journey of the Romanian Worker Hero” forthcoming in Alternatives: Global, Local, Political.

2013   “Narcissism and Abject Aesthetics” coauthored with Michael J. Shapiro published August 19, 20013 in Journal for Cultural Research.

2013    “Seeing the Romanian Transition in Cinematic Space” published in Space and Culture, Vol. 16, No. 1, February 2013, pp. 73 – 87

2013    “The Community of Archetypal Travelers” coauthored with Michael J. Shapiro published in Short Film Studies, Vol. 4, No.1, April 2013. pp. 39-43.

2012    “Romanian Cinematic Nationhood” published in Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. 12, No. 3, December 2012, pp. 483-497.

2012    “The Cage: Libidinal Economy and Cinematic Space” coauthored with Michael J. Shapiro published in Short Film Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, August 2012,pp.  79-82.

2011    “The Changing Face of the Sacrificial Romanian Woman in Cinematographic Discourses” published in Studia Politica Romanian Political Science Review, Vol. XI, No. 4, December 2011, pp. 661-674.

2011    “The Changing Face of the Other in Romanian Films” published in Nationalities Papers The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2011, pp. 77-94.

2009    “The Roles of Myth in Romania during the Transition to Democracy” published in Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, Volume XIII, No. II, October 2009, pp. 33-61.

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