Bio

Cristina Bejan is currently a Title VIII Supported Research Scholar at WWC, a Researcher at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a Scholar at Duke University’s Center for European Studies. At WWC she is publishing her first book, titled The Icarus of Interwar Bucharest: the Criterion Association’s Descent into Fascism. At USHMM she documents Vichy-run labor camps in West and North Africa for the museum’s Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos series. Bejan holds a DPhil (PhD) and MSt in Modern History from the University of Oxford and BA in Philosophy (with a concentration in Theatre) from Northwestern University. She is a Rhodes Scholar, Fulbright Scholar and the Founding Executive Director of DC’s new culture and arts collective, Bucharest Inside the Beltway. Bejan is the author of 14 plays, the most recent being Districtland, a satire of young Washington DC, which will have its world premiere in this summer’s Capital Fringe Festival. She has also worked extensively in women’s advocacy and theatre from Europe to the South Pacific.