I am a fellow and grantee of the Fulbright Commission, the British Council, The University of London, the University of Stuttgart, and the New Europe College in Bucharest. My research focuses on literary history, critical theory, discourse and translation studies, nationalism, postcolonialism and postcommunism. I teach graduate courses in the rhetorical construction of national identity (for students in the British, American, and Canadian Studies MA programs) and in the comparative study of postcolonial and postcommunist cultures (for students of both my own faculty and of the Faculty of Political Science). My undergraduate classes cover neo-classical, romantic, and twentieth-century British literature and they include an introductory course in contemporary critical approaches. Recently, I have started teaching Academic Ethics to both undergrads and graduate students.
I have published several volumes as well as a good many academic articles and book chapters on British and European romanticism, on the comparative study of postcommunism and postcolonialism, and on the rhetoric of nationalist discourse. My literary translations (from Romanian into English mostly) have appeared individually or jointly in more than a dozen books from Romanian and US publishers.
I am editor-in-chief of University of Bucharest Review (http://ubr.rev.unibuc.ro/) and a founding member of the Romanian Society for British and American Studies for which I served on the Directors' Board between 1992 - 1994. I helped initiate the Literary Translation MA Program which was eventually developed into the Center for the Translation and Interpretation of Contemporary Texts at the University of Bucharest. I have also worked as a cultural manager and diplomat (deputy director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York between 2005-2007), a journalist and an editor for Secolul 20, an interpreter and translator for various Romanian, US and British organizations.
I have served as a vice-dean and senate representative of my faculty for two terms. In May 2009, I was honored as "My Bologna Professor" by the Romanian National Association of Student Organizations. I am currently serving as Vice-Rector for International Relations.
Selective lists of my publications: