Ana-Maria Cătănuș

Invited Researcher of DEA Programme Stay in France: from May 2th to June 4th, 2022
After a master's degree in International Relations at the University of Bucharest and a PhD in history at the Romanian Academy, Ana-Maria Cătănuș first worked as an assistant researcher at the National Institute for the Study of Totalitarianism (NIST) of the Romanian Academy. Since 2007 she is deputy coordinator of the Centre for Russian and Soviet Studies within the NIST and since 2019 she is senior researcher within the NIST. In 2016 she was awarded the `Nicolae Balcescu` Prize of the Romanian Academy for the book The call for Freedom. Forms of dissent in Romania during the 1970s and 1980 s.

The project

Title: The profile of an exiled dissident. Paul Goma between the gulag literature and anti-communist resistance in France, 1977-1989

Keywords: Communism, Dissent, opposition, gulag, human rights

Selected publications:

  • Vocaţia libertăţii. Forme de disidenţă în România anilor 1970-1980/ The Call to Freedom. Forms of Dissent in Romania during the 1970s and the 1980’s (2014) ;
  • Mihai Botez, Lumea a doua şi alte scrieri din anii disidenţei solitare, 1979-1987/Mihai Botez, The Second World and Other Writings from the Years of Solitary Dissidence (2019, editor) ; A Case of Dissent in Romania in the 1970’s:
  •  Paul Goma and the Movement for Human Rights, in „Arhivele Totalitarismului”, nr. 3-4/2011, pp. 185-209 ; 
  • Breaking the barriers of Romanian conformism. Dissent and scientific critique of Communism in mathematician Mihai Botez’ thinking. A case study, în History of Communism in Europe . New series, Vol. II – 2011. “Avatars of Intellectuals under Communism”, Zeta Books 2011, ISSN: 2069-3192 (paperback), ISBN 978-606-8266-14-5 (paperback), pp. 345-368 ;
  • Формы оппозиционного движения в Румынии 70-х - 80-х гг. XX века/ Dissent in Romania during the 1970s and the 1980s, in Инакомыслие в условиях "реального социализма". Поиски новой государственности. Конец 60-х - 80-е гг. XX в. / Отв. редактор К.В. Никифоров, Institute of Slavistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, pp. 494-519 (ISBN 978-5-7576-0318-6).
  • Official and Unofficial Futures of the Communism System. Romanian futures studies between control and dissidence, in The Struggle for the Long Term in Transnational Science and Politics: Forging the Future, edited by Jenny Andersson and Egle Rindzeviciute, Routledge, 2015. ISBN 9781315717920.
  •  "Living in truth. Narratives of Romanian Dissent in the 1970s and 1980s", Études Balkaniques (Politics and Society in Bulgaria and Romania in the 20th) LIII (4) (2017): 753-772.
  • „Paul Goma ou la vie comme en exil sans fin”, în Exils d' Europe Médiane en France dans la Seconde Moitié du XXe Siecle, publié sous la direction de Antoine Marés, Institut d'Etudes Slaves, Paris, 2017, pp. 123-137.
  •  Paul Goma (1935 – 2020)/ Paul Goma: a Biography , “Arhivele Totalitarismului”, Anul XXVIII, nr. 107-108, 3-4/2020, ISSN 1221-6917 , p. 235-241
  • Shaping the alternative society: Dissent, opposition and political change in Eastern Europe în în Florin Abraham (ed.), 1989, Annus Mirabilis. Three decades after: desires, achievements, future, București,, 2020, pp. 59-78.
  • Dissidence roumaine, in Chantal Desol et Joanna Nowicki (direction), La vie de l’esprit en Europe Centrale et Orientale depuis 1945, Dictionnaire enciclopedique, Les Editions du Cerf, Paris, 2021.
Published at 19 April 2022