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Dublin City University
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Migration, Post-1945 Europe, Childhood and Youth, Cold War, Identity and Belonging, Communism, Exile, Romania, Eastern Europe, Oral History, Life course, International relations,
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About Me

Dr. Beatrice Scutaru  is a fixed-term Assistant Professor in European History in the School of History and Geography at Dublin City University.

Dr. Scutaru specialises in Eastern Europe, migration, diaspora, identity and the history of childhood. She holds a PhD in History from the University of Angers (France) and was, before coming to DCU, a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Padua (Italy). Dr. Scutaru has published extensively on the French and Romanian contexts analysing such issues as international adoption, children at risk, migrants’ experiences and activism, and Europeanisation. 

Her studies have made a significant contribution to the understanding of the cooperation, exchanges, and cultural relations that took place in spite of the division and restrictions caused by the Cold War.

Dr. Scutaru’s current project concerns a comparative analysis of the experiences of young Romanian migrants in France and Italy.


Recent Publications

Ongoing Research:

Child Migration and Biopolitics. Old and New Experiences in Europe. Under contract with Routledge. Collective volume co-edited with Dr. Simone Paoli (Assistant Professor in History, University of Pisa). [In Progress, to be published in 2019]


“Romanian migration during the Cold War”, in Anna Mazurkiewicz (ed.), East Central European Migrations during the Cold War: A Handbook, De Gruyter, pp.267-314. [Under press]

“La création littéraire à l’épreuve du politique : les œuvres de Dumitru Tepeneag et de Virgil Tanase”, with Bataillé M., Les Langues Néo-Latines, 2017, 382, pp.131-146.

“Romanian Roma on the move: international belonging versusEuropean problem”, Journal of European Integration History, special number “Peoples and borders: Seventy Years of Migration in Europe, from Europe, to Europe (1945-2015)”, 2016, pp.281-300.

“French-Romanian Academic Exchanges in the 1960s”, in Simo Mikkonen and Pia Koivunen (eds.), Beyond the Divide: Entangled Histories of the Cold War Europe, 2015, Berghahn Books, pp.121-137.

“Images d’enfants roumains et médias occidentaux. La construction d’une cause (1989-1990)”, Relations internationales, special number “Enfants et relations internationales au XXesiècle”, 2015, 161: 2, pp.95-112.

“La Roumanie à Paris : exil politique et lutte anti-communiste”, Histoire@Politique. Politique, culture, société, 2014, 23 [on line,].

“Local practices of humanitarian aid: Pharmaciens sans frontières Anjouin Romania”, special number of Eastern Journal of European Studies“Europe in transnational movements, Part I: Humanitarian Aid to Eastern Europe”, 2014, 5: 2.


“Ambassadeurs en pays étranger : la place des lecteurs dans la diplomatie culturelle franco-roumaine (années 1960 et 1970)”, Valachian Journal of Historical Studies, 2013, vol. 20, pp.169-185.

Media Coverage,,
Country Focus
Romania, France, Italy
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Urban History