Researcher Dr. Elena Dragomir

Elena Dragomir is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Humanities (Grigore Gafencu Research Centre). Her current research project is entitled The opposition within: Romania and the CMEA EEC policy, 1957-1989 and is financed by The Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI). Elena received her PhD in History in 2014 from the University of Helsinki, Finland, with a thesis entitled Cold War Perceptions. Romania’s policy change towards the USSR, 1960-1964. She specializes in Cold War Romania’s history and foreign policy, with a special focus on Romania’s opposition in the Eastern bloc. Her recent publications include: ‘The formation of the Soviet bloc’s Council for Mutual Economic Assistance: Romania’s involvement’, in Journal of Cold War Studies (2012), ‘Romania’s participation in the agricultural conference in Moscow, 2-3 February 1960’, in Cold War History (2013), „Hotel Intercontinental in Bucharest: competitive advantage for the socialist tourist industry in Romania”, in Katalin Miklóssy, Melanie Ilic (editors), Competition in socialist society (Routledge, 2014), ‘Romania blocks Mongolia’s accession to the Warsaw Treaty Organization. The roots of Romania’s involvement in the Sino-Soviet dispute’, in Philip Muehlenbeck, Natalia Telpneva, Warsaw Pact intervention in the Third World: aid and influence in the Cold War (I.B. Tauris, 2018).

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