Horia M. Dijmarescu (pronouns: he/they)
I am a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Political Science and Global Studies Center during the 2021-2022 academic year. I previously served as a Visiting Scholar at Northwestern's Department of Political Science. 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 my Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University, specializing in International Relations and Political Theory. I also 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.
I was born in Romania and grew up in Canada and the United States. I am natively fluent in Romanian and conversational in French. I love photography and learning piano.
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