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First Name
Cristina A.
Last Name
University of Denver
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Intellectual History, Cultural History, Eastern Europe, Romania, Moldova, Fascism, Communism, Totalitarianism, Holocaust, Global Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Vichy France, North & West Africa, Vanuatu (Melanesia, South Pacific), Theatre/Theater
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About Me

Cristina A. Bejan is a historian, theatre artist, and poet. A Rhodes and Fulbright scholar, she has had fellowships at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), the Wilson Center and Georgetown University. She has taught at five universities in the USA. After four enriching years teaching history and theatre at Metropolitan State University of Denver, she has joined the University of Denver in a history and research capacity with a focus on her area of expertise: the Holocaust. Bejan received her Masters and DPhil (PhD) in Modern History from the University of Oxford and her BA in Philosophy (Honors) from Northwestern University, where she also studied theatre. While a researcher for USHMM, she authored 64 articles on camps in Africa and Europe for the “Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos – Vol. 3.” In 2019 she published her first history book “Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania: The Criterion Association,” and in 2020 debut poetry collection “Green Horses on the Walls.” Her published plays include “J’y suis j’y reste / Here I am, here I stay”  (in Voices on the Move, an anthology by and about refugees edited by Domnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan), “Buchenwald” (Next Stage Press, 2023) and Finally Quiet: Four Plays from Bucharest to Washington DC (No Passport Press, 2023). A playwright and spoken word artist, her creative work has appeared in the US, UK, Romania and Vanuatu. Bejan runs the arts and culture collective Bucharest Inside the Beltway (BiB), based in Denver, CO. Please visit Cristina A. Bejan PhD (LinkedIn).

Recent Publications

Academic Books

Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania: The Criterion Association (Palgrave, 2019)
* United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, Vol III (Contributor, Indiana University Press, 2018)

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Media Coverage
Washington Post, Huffington Post, Evenimentul Zilei, Radio Romania International , Observator Cultural, among others
Country Focus
Romania, Republic of Moldova, France, North & West Africa, Vanuatu
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Eastern Europe, India, Pacific, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Genocide, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Human Rights, Literary History, Military, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Urban History, World War II