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Maria Bucur Looks at the Women's Century and Beyond / Leon Feraru Conferences Online

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

Our interlocutor in the FERARU CONFERENCES on May 27, 2020 was one of the most influential feminist academics, Professor MARIA BUCUR of Indiana University, the author of the ambitiously revisionist and originalThe Century of Women: How Women Have Transformed the World Since 1900 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). The influential historian explained the momentous transformations brought about by the irresistible rise of women power, tackling some of the urgent topics of gender relations that shape the progressive agendas in Romania and the United States.

MARIA BUCUR is a Professor in the Department of History at Indiana University Bloomington, where she holds the John W. Hill Chair of East European History. She specializes in European history (the modern period) with a focus on social and cultural developments in Eastern Europe and a special interest in Romania (geographically) and gender (thematically). After attending the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University as an undergraduate (1987-91) and spending a year at the School for Slavonic and East European Studies in London (1989-90), she took her MA and PhD in history from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1996). Professor Bucur is the author ofEugenics and Modernization in Interwar Romania, Heroes and Victims Remembering War in Twentieth-Century Romania, Gendering Modernism: A Historical Reappraisal of the Cannon (2017),The Century of Women: How Women Changed the World in the Twentieth Century (2018),The Birth of Democratic Citizenship: Women and Power in Modern Romania (together with Mihaela Miroiu, 2018). She was awarded by the National University for Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest (Honorary Doctorate, 2018), Woodrow Wilson Center (research fellowship, 2015), and National Endowment for the Humanities (research grant, 2009) among others.



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