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. During the summer of 2024, I will lead the Pitt in Romania: Identity and Global Politics study abroad program. Read more.
My dissertation research was on actors justify or contest actions, examining wartime use of incendiary munitions and the legitimation of forms of governance in response to conflagrations. The project traces how discursively invoked rules constitute rhetorical resources through which actors (re)produce and negotiate meanings of rules themselves. More recently, my work has focused on the normalization of animus against sexual and gender identity minorities, and on the ways that transnational heritage tourism economies change the identity of communities. 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.