Horia M. Dijmarescu
I am a Teaching Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Political Science. I am also affiliated with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center. I teach Intro. to Global Studies, Gender and Global Politics, International Law, and other political science courses. Read more.
My research is on the ways people invoke rules to justify or contest actions. My research examines rules related to wartime use of incendiary munitions, the legitimation of human rights violations through emergency powers, and the normalization of animus against sexual and gender identity minorities. In each of these areas, I trace how discursively-invoked rules constitute rhetorical resources through which the meanings of rules are produced and negotiated. Read more.
I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University, specializing in International Relations and Political Theory. My academic interests include world politics, global rules and norms, transnational political discourse, politics of identity, mass atrocity crimes and human rights, invisible power, intervention, philosophy of science, anti-racist pedagogy.
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Photo credit: "The Great Fire of London." Unknown artist. Courtesy of the London Fire Brigade.