- Voiculescu Cerasela
- Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- Cera.Voiculescu@ed.ac.uk, Voiculescu.Cerasela@ed-alumni.net
- Research Interests
- Transnational Neoliberal Governmentality, Political philosophy, Foucault and Deleuze Studies, Gramsci and Marxist Theory, Bureaucratic Power, Hegemonic Processes, Transnational Governance and Civil Society, Global Citizenship, Sovereignty, Poststructuralist Philosophy, Critical Social and Political Theory, Epistemic violence, Symbolic violence, Power and Subjectivation, Power and Space, Poststructuralist Geography, David Harvey and Noam Chomsky, Karl Polanyi and Charles Tilly, Etienne Balibar, Alain Badiou, Nikolas Rose, Mitchell Dean, Foucault's Governmnentalized State, Deleuze's State Apparatus of Capture
Education and qualifications
2013 Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, University of Edinburgh (officially awarded in November), College of Humanities Awards, Full Studentship
2006-2007 Theory Focused Master in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest, (Central European Elite School, English Program accredited by the New York State University, USA ), Full Scholarship - http://sociology.ceu.hu
2002–2004 MA in Social Anthropology and Community Development, The National School of Political and Administrative Sciences, Bucharest.
2003 Umea University,Sociology, Sweden, Erasmus Exchance Program
2002–2004 MA in Communication and Public Opinion, The University of Bucharest. 1998-2002 BA in Sociology, The University of Bucharest.
I have 12 years of research experience in applied qualitative sociology/research, working directly with communities, especially with the Roma, in development projects ( google scholar and full CV on academia edu). For all those who have never done fieldwork and worked directly with the unrepresented (those considered 'marginal' and 'poor') would be inspiring to read my blog about organic public sociology and critical reflexive sociology:
Also, for a glimpse of my current theoretical interests/discussions/lectures/full CV please see my academia edu profile https://edinburgh.academia.edu/CeraselaVoiculescu/Posts
and my incipient blogging on political philosophy http://politicalphilosophicalthought.wordpress.com
Completed PhD Thesis ( With Great Honor and Praise!)
PhD supervisors: Angus Bancroft and Jonathan Hearn
Current Academic Activities
Current Research Interests
Transnational Neoliberal Governmentality, Neoliberal Development and Postdevelopment Studies, Political and Bureaucratic Translation and Subjection, Securitization of Eastern European Roma Migration, Political Regional Identities, Est-West Divisions
Roma Pentecostalism as Self –Governance, State Apparatus of Capture and its Anti-Politics Bureaucratic Translation
a. Journal articles (items marked with * were peer-reviewed)
(2014) Voyagers of the Smooth Space. Navigating Emotional Landscapes. Space, Emotion and Society (peer reviewed British Journal, forthcoming) inspired by Gilles Deleuze's philosophy (smooth space, becoming). By using poststructuralist geography and phenomenological approaches I develop a new concept : 'emotional landspace'.
2012 To whom God speaks ? Struggles for individual authority through self-reflexivity and performativity within a Gypsy Pentecostal church. Sociological Research Online 17(2)10, http://www.socresonline.org.uk/17/2/10.html
* Voiculescu Cerasela
2008 Disappearing peasants? On land, rent, and revenue in post-1989 Romania. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology 52: 77-91. (Berghahn Books: New York and Oxford)
2006 Regimuri de arendã ºi forme de schimb: o analizã a fermelor agricole [Rent regimes and forms of exchange: an analysis of agricultural farms]. Sociologie Româneascã III(4): 140-159 (in Romanian).
* Voiculescu, Cerasela
2005 Production and consumption of pop-folk music in post-socialist Romania: discourse and practice. Ethnologia Balkanica: Journal of Balkan Ethnology 9: 261-283. (Waxmann Verlag: Munchen)
2003 Identity Formation for Sângeorgiu de Mureº Roma Population. Romanian Sociology (Annual English Electronic Edition) 4: 83-115. http://www.sociologieromaneasca.ro/eng/aeee-pdf/sr-rs.aeee.2002.3.pdf
b. Book chapters
2008 Confronting expert knowledge and local experience: Peasants and farm directors facing EU regulations. In Roth, Klaus (ed.) Europaisierung von unten? Beobachtungen zur EU-Integration Sudosteuropas, pp. 97-113. Forost Arbeitspapiere Nr. 44, Munchen.
2007 Egy cigány–paraszt társadalmi és gazdasági rendszer: reciprocitás és túlélési viszonyok egy erdélyi faluban [A Gypsy-peasant Socio-economic System: Reciprocity and Survival Relations in a Village of Transylvania]. In Ilyés, Sándor, Pozsony, Ferenc (szerk./ed.) Lokalitások, határok, találkozások. Tanulmányok erdélyi cigány közösségekrõl, pp. 67-79. Kolozsvár: Kriza János Néprajzi Társaság. (in Hungarian)
2007 Agricultural Farm Management between Regional Markets and Local Communities: Networks of Production and Distribution in South Romania. In Roth, Klaus (ed.) Sozialkapital – Vertrauen – Rechtssicherheit. Postsozialistische Gesellschaften und die Europaische Union (Social Capital – Trust – Rule of Law. Postsocialist Societies and the European Union), pp. 141-163. Berlin: LIT-Verlag.
2004 Challenging Cultural Diversity. An Analysis of Social and Economic Relationships between Roma and Hungarians in a Transylvanian Village. In S. Frunzã, N. Gavriluþã, MS. Jones (eds.) The Challenges of Multiculturalism in Central and Eastern Europe, pp. 200-213. Cluj-Napoca: Provopress.
2004 Temporary Migration of Transylvanian Roma to Hungary. In D. Pop (ed.) New Patterns of Labour Migration in Central and Eastern Europe, pp. 145 - 164. Cluj- Napoca: AMM Design. http://www.cenpo.ro/files/10%20Migration.pdf
2013 Lecturer & Co-Convener/Course Designer for the Senior Honours Course (4th year of studies) Nationalism and Ethnic Violence, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. [ 2 hours lecture and 3 hours tutorials in one day/each week] For more details see: https://www.academia.edu/6605186/Co-Course_Convener_and_Lecturer_on_Nationalism_by_Dr.Voiculescu
2013 Guest Lecturer for the Masters course ‘Comparative Perspectives in Nationalism Studies’. Lecture: ‘Communist and Post-communist Nationalism in Eastern Europe’. The University of Edinburgh.
2011 Seminar Lecture ‘The historical politics and geography of Roma leadership in socialist and post-socialist Romania’, West Coast Seminar Series, Central and East European Studies, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK, 16 November. http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/academic/?action=details&id=5888
2013 Tutor for the honours module Nationalism and Ethnic Violence, 4th year of studies, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK .
2012 Tutor for the undergraduate module Self and Society, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK.
2012 Tutor for the undergraduate module Understanding Social Research, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK.
2012 Tutor for the undergraduate module Social and Political Theory, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK .
2011 Tutor for the undergraduate module Self and Society, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK .
2011 Tutor for the undergraduate module Social and Political Enquiry, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK .
2004-2005 Senior Tutor for the postgraduate/Masters module Community Development, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest, Romania.
Research Grant Director
2006-2007 GDN – RRC VI -12 Corporate Farming in Central and Southern Romania: Practices, Ideologies and Power Relations, funded by international organization Global Development Network (GDN-CERGE-EI)http://cloud2.gdnet.org/cms.php?id=gdn_development_research
2006 -2007 Agricultural enterprises between regional markets and local communities: networks of production and distribution in South Romania, Ministry of Education and Research (CNCSIS), Bucharest, Romania [Awarded the second best project position, as a result of a nation-wide social science competition] For a full detailed list of my research experiences see my CV on academia edu
In terms of conferences, I presented papers at 22 international and national conferences since 2003- for a full list see my CV on academia edu
Field research areas/experience -summary
Romania,United Kingdom, Hungary ,Serbia