Petre Matei, Dr.
Name and surname: PETRE MATEI
Date and place of birth: May 3, 1978, Piteşti
Present academic position:
Fellow, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
Tel.: +1 2024882617
1997-2001: University of Bucharest, Faculty of History, B.A. (History)
2001-2005: Master Program, University of Bucharest, Faculty of History, M.A. (History)
2005-2011: Doctoral Program, University of Bucharest, Faculty of History. Ph.D. (History). Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Lucian Boia. Title of dissertation: Roma in Romania in the First Half of the 20th Century. Identity and Alterity.
November 2001-March 2002: Institute for Research of Life Quality (Bucharest), researches in Roma communities in Bucharest, Proviţa de Jos and Simileasca
April-October 2002: Romanian Institute for Recent History, interviews with Jewish survivors of the Holocaust
July 2005-March 2011: Tens of interviews with Roma survivors from Săruleşti (2005), Merişani, Piteşti, Turnu Măgurele, Mătăsaru etc. (2007 as participant in a research project coordinated by Michelle Kelso), Piteşti, Bucharest, Strehaia and Sibiu (2009-2011)
September 2007-August 2010: Member of the team at the research project “The Gypsy Issue in Romania in the 19th Century. The Institution of Slavery, Abolitionist Movement and Emancipation of Gypsies”, project funded by the National University Research Council - Executive Agency for Higher Education and Research Funding (CNCSIS-UEFISCSU), project director: Dr. Viorel Achim
April-May 2011: Participant in the research project “Accept Pluralism - Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion”, Romanian Academic Society
FELLOWSHIP AND GRANTS ABROUD
October 2002-September 2003: Erasmus Fellowship, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), History Department
October 2005-July 2006: Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), History Department
October 2011-April 2012: Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
History of Roma in Romania, 19th-21th centuries;
English, German, French; Romani (beginner)
PUBLICATIONS – see List of Publications.