Accepted Papers for Race, Sovereignties, and South-Eastern Thought, 8th Edition, 2019

We are happy to announce the list (in alphabetical order) of accepted papers for this year’s edition of the Telciu Summer Conference.

  • Bavbek, Yasemin (Brown University): Colonial Politics and the Plurality of Sovereignty: The Ottoman Perspective(s) on the American-Philippine War
  • Bejan, Raluca (St. Thomas University, Fredericton, Canada): Whiteness in question
  • Corvino, Giovanni B. (University of Turin): Race and Sovereignty: the Lynching of African-Americans in the United States South (19th century)
  • Craioveanu, Flavia Elena (Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj): Jews and Romani in the Romanian eugenic discourse. 1927-1939.
  • Cercel, Cristian (Ruhr University Bochum): ‘The Saxons and Swabians left, we were left with the Gypsies’
  • Dobos, Corina (University of Bucharest): Mid 20th century epistemologies of “overpopulation”: The Office of Population Research (Princeton University) and the creation of the Global South
  • Grosescu, Raluca  (University of Exeter): Expanding the Notion of Genocide to Crimes against National Liberation Movements and Cultural Genocide: How Lithuanian, Argentinean, and Guatemalan Courts Have Altered International Law
  • Korhonen, Juho (Brown University): Non-sovereign Democratic Politics in the Russian Empire and Inter-Imperial Racialization
  • Koszor-Codrea, Cosmin (Oxford Brookes University): Scientific Racism and Romanian Nineteenth-Century Science Popularization
  • Krivonos, Daria (University of Helsinki): ‘Contiguous Others’, whiteness, and Europe: Young Russian-speakers’ negotiations of racial terrains in Helsinki, Finland
  • Lukács, Mihai (independent researcher): The Roma as Working Class: Racialization, Nation-State Formation and Utopia
  • Năchescu, Ileana (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey): Lateral Whiteness and the Reinvention of Eastern Europe: from No Man’s Land to Diasporic Solidarity
  • Ryder, Andrew (Corvinus University Budapest): Responses to Marginality: The Roma and the Subaltern Communities of India
  • Szedlacsek, Petru (Technische Universität Berlin): “We stood guarding the country’s eastern border for fifteen thousand years”: Capitalizing on the Discourse of Authenticity in Habsburg Hungary’s Szekely Periphery


Organized by the Center for the Study of Modernity and the Rural World (CSMLR, Telciu, Romania) and the County Museum of History and Art, Zalău.

Funded by Telciu City Hall and Village Council & Bistrița-Năsăud County Center for Culture

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