Raul Carstocea

Raul Cârstocea, PhD, Lecturer in Twentieth-Century European History, Department of History, Maynooth University, Ireland. PhD in History from University College London. CoEditor of the Modern History of Politics and Violence book series at Bloomsbury. Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council, Observatory on History Teaching in Europe, Council of Europe. Formerly Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Leicester (2019- 2021), Lecturer in European Studies at the Europa Universität Flensburg (2017-2019), and Teaching Fellow at University College London (2012). Principal Investigator (2020-2021) on the project ‘Marginality on the Margins of Europe: The Impact of COVID-19 on Roma Communities in Non-EU Countries in Eastern Europe’ (funded by Research England Global Challenges Research Fund). Senior Research Associate and Head of the ‘Conflict and Security’ Research Cluster at the European Centre for Minority Issues (2013-2017). Research Fellowships at the Imre Kértesz Kolleg Jena (2018), NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam (2016), King’s College London (2016), Institute for East and Southeast European Studies Regensburg (2015), Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (2012-2013). His research interests focus on anti-Semitism, nationalism, and more broadly on state formation and nation-building processes in 19th and 20th century Eastern Europe and their consequences for minority groups.

In this project, Raul Cârstocea will work on the colonial anxieties associated with Romanian anti-Semitism and the association of the latter with corruption scandals. He will also be responsible for expanding the timeframe of the project and drawing connections between the issues it deals with in late 19th century Romania and their return in radicalised form during the interwar period.

Selected publications:

Modern Antisemitisms in the Peripheries: Europe and its Colonies, 1880-1945 (Vienna, 2019). Co-edited with Éva Kovács.

Synchronous Nationalisms – Reading the History of Nationalism in South-Eastern Europe Between and Beyond the Binaries, National Identities, online first, doi: 10.1080/14608944.2021.2007367, 2021, pp. 1-23.

‘Historicising the Normative Boundaries of Diversity: The Minority Treaties of 1919 in a Longue Durée Perspective’, Studies on National Movements Vol. 5, No. 1 (2020), pp. 43-79.