Wilson Center Experts
Costica Bradatan is Associate Professor in the Honors College at Texas Tech University. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University’s John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines (2003-2004) and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Miami University's Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies (2004-2006). In 2009-2010 Bradatan held a Solmsen Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research in the Humanities and in Fall 2012 he will be a Distinguished Guest Fellow at Notre Dame University's Institute for Advances Study (NDIAS). Bradatan received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Durham (UK) in 2004. He also holds degrees from the University of Bucharest (BA, 1997 and MA, 1998)
Bradatan is the author or editor (co-editor) of seven books, mostly recently Philosophy, Society and The Cunning of History in Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2012). He has also edited a number of volumes as special journal issues on such topics as sacrifice, marginality, mimesis and culture, philosophy as literature, and East-European philosophy.
Currently, he is writing a book (contracted with IB Tauris) on “dying for an idea.” At the WWC he is doing research on Jan Patocka, East-European dissidence and self-immolation.
Philosophy, Society and The Cunning of History in Eastern Europe