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Professor Marius Jucan, PhD  Faculty of European Studies Department of International Relations and American Studies Marius Jucan is director of the American Studies programme between 2004 and 2013, member of  the Romanian Writers’ Union and of the Romanian Association for American Studies. His research  interests are: cultural transformations between modernity and postmodernity, intellectual history,  American literature, anti-americanism. He published essays, articles, chapters in collective volumes,  reviews in cultural, academic and specialized journals in Romania and abroad.  Courses: Introduction to North-American Studies, American Intellectual History, Introduction to  African-American Culture. Email: marjucan@yahoo.com
Associate professor Doina Micu, JD  Faculty of European Studies  Department of International Relations and American Studies  Doina Micu was visiting professor at Michigan State University; she holds certificates from  different European bodies (Council of Europe, International Institute of Human Rights from  Strasbourg, and Athens) in human rights area. She published studies in International Law, Human  Rights and American legal system. Her expertise is in legal counseling, education and program  evaluation. Research topics: Human Rights, International Law, USA Constitution.  Courses: Civil Rights Movement, American Constitution.  Email: doina7mi@yahoo.com
Lecturer Raluca Moldovan, PhD  Faculty of European Studies  Department of International Relations and American Studies  Raluca Moldovan has been teaching in the American Studies programme at Babes-Bolyai  University, Cluj Napoca, since 2004; she is a PhD in history, with a thesis on the representation of  the Holocaust on film. Her research interests include film and media studies, and immigration  studies. She is a member of the Romanian Association for American Studies and the Association for  the Study of Nationalities (Columbia University, New York).  Courses: American Film, American Popular Culture, American Mass Media and Transatlantic  Immigration. Email: raluca@euro.ubbcluj.ro
Lecturer Serban Vaetisi, PhD  Faculty of European Studies   Department of International Relations and American Studies     Șerban Văetiși received his PhD in Philology with a thesis in Critical Anthropology, based on a  study on theories of culture and a research on American communities.  His major research topic is  urban development and policy, with a special focus on postsocialist, postcolonial, and North and  South American regions. Another research topic is the reconfiguration of spaces and social-  economic relations as results of development and political change. Courses: Ethnic Communities in America, American Political Geography, Material Culture Studies  in America, Regional Communities in a Transatlantic Perspective.  E-mail: vaetisis@yahoo.com
Lecturer Vlad Muresan, PhD  Faculty of European Studies  Department of International Relations and American Studies   Vlad Muresan holds a BA in Philosophy and Law, an MA in Political Sciences (EHESS – Paris), an  MA in Philosophy (University of Poitiers) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Babes-Bolyai University. His  research interests include American Postmodernism, German Idealism and French Theory, the  philosophy of values and how they orient or distort institutions in a dialectics in which equality  converts into substantial inequality, negative freedom converts into relativism and centralized  planning degenerates into social chaos.  Courses: Approaching Postmodernism, American Intellectual History, Religion and Society in  America, Philosophy of European Integration (in English), Ethics and Politics (in French) – at both  undergraduate and postgraduate level. Email: vladmuresan22@gmail.com Personal page: http://vladmuresan.wordpress.com/ 
Lecturer Gabriel Gherasim, PhD  Faculty of European Studies  Department of International Relations and American Studies  Gabriel C. Gherasim has taught in the American Studies programme of Babes-Bolyai University,  Cluj Napoca, since 2009. He holds a PhD in philosophy, an MA in cultural studies and a BA in  political sciences. His fields of research include transatlantic political ideologies, the philosophy of  pragmatism and analytic philosophy, political discourses and systems. He is currently working on a  monograph on the analytics and pragmatics of American political doctrines and ideologies. He is a  member of the Romanian Association of American Studies.  Courses: History of American Political Ideas, American Political Discourse, American Political  System, Philosophy of American Pragmatism. Email: ggherasim@euro.ubbcluj.ro
Assistant lecturer Ana Pantea, PhD  Faculty of European Studies  Department of International Relations and American Studies  Ana Pantea holds a BA in philosophy and a PhD in philosophy with a dissertation on the  phenomenological topic of intersubjectivity. Her research interests include contemporary social and  political theory; she has published studies on social fragmentation, the formation of meaning  through linguistic interactions, the issue of political legitimacy, the ethics of recognition in late  modernity, minority politics, etc. Seminars: American Political Discourse, History of American Political Ideas, Philosophy of  American Pragmatism, American Political Geography. Email: anapantea@yahoo.com
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