Bio

Cristina Bejan is a theatre artist and historian based in Washington, DC. She is the Founding Executive Director of the arts and culture collective Bucharest Inside the Beltway and is currently a researcher at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Bejan has held professional appointments at Duke University, Georgetown University and UNC-Greensboro and has been a Title VIII East European Studies Scholar at the Wilson Center. She has authored 15 plays, one book (The Icarus of Interwar Bucharest: The Criterion Association's Descent into Fascism) and numerous essays and poems. Selected play titles include: Districtland and To Those Who Haven’t Stopped Thinking. Two of her plays were selected as finalists in the Oxford University Dramatic Society New Writing Festival. Bejan holds a DPhil 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 as a historian, has published and organized and/or participated in conferences on topics such as totalitarianism, fascism, communism, Roma rights, the Holocaust, European History, US Civil Rights and Theatre.

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Jun 1, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011: The Betrayal of Intellectuals Revisited: Friendship, Culture, and Fascism in Romania