Cristian Cercel is research associate at the Institute for Social Movements within Ruhr University Bochum, where he is working on a project on postwar migration of German expellees to France and Brazil.
He has a BA in European Studies (University of Bucharest), an MA in Nationalism Studies (Central European University), and a PhD in Politics (Durham University).
He has recently published Romania and the Quest for European Identity: Philo-Germanism without Germans with Routledge.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?No politics, no society: the unbearable lightness in interpreting Romania
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