Horia M. Dijmarescu (pronouns: he/they)
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Northwestern University, specializing in International Relations and Political Theory. My research is on the ways people invoke rules to justify or contest actions. Rules claims constitute the very resources through which the meaning of rules is produced and negotiated. My dissertation traces rules rhetoric related to responses to conflagrations, and deployments of incendiary munitions during armed conflict.
I earned a Master's in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University in Washington, D.C. During my time in D.C., I worked in the grants program at the United States Institute of Peace, where I oversaw a portfolio of 65 grants, communicated with project directors to ensure fulfillment of grant criteria, reviewed applications for the Horn of Africa, Strategic Focus, and Annual grant competitions, and evaluated the Institute’s grant management system.
I was born in Romania and lived in Canada and the United States. I am natively fluent in Romanian and conversational in French. I love photography and learning piano.