Mihai S. Rusu is a Lecturer in Sociology at Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, from 2014. In his research, he explores the politics of memory during Romania’s period of postsocialist transformation, the politics of death as expressed in national days of mourning across Europe, and the politics of postsocialist place-name changes in Romania. He authored two books in Romanian and has published on these topics in Cities, PLoS ONE, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Political Geography, Journal of Historical Geography, Death Studies, Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, Mortality, European Societies, Nationalities Papers, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Europe-Asia Studies etc. He was a visiting researcher at Georg-Eckert Institute (Germany), Oxford Brookes University (UK), European University Institute (Italy), University of Bologna (Italy), and University of Palermo (Italy).

Academic interests:

politics of memory, sociology of death, nationalism studies

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