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Dr Adriana Teodorescu

Sociology of the Family

Babeş-Bolyai University



Adriana Teodorescu holds a PhD in Comparative Literature (2008-2011) and is currently a PhD Student in Sociology (2016- present). In March 2016, she organized a seminar at Harvard University ('Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Death Representations in Literature: Epistemological, Social, Anthropological and Aesthetic Aspects') as part of the American Comparative Literature Association's Annual Meeting.

She is the co-organizer of 'Death, Dying and the Disposal of the Body Conference: Eastern and Western Ways of Dying and Death' (DDD12) as well as of the annual international conference 'Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe' since 2010. She is the editor of Death Representations in Literature. Forms and Theories (CSP, 2015) and co-editor of the Dying and Death in 18th-21st Century Europe volumes (CSP, 2011, 2014).

Adriana's recent publications include 'The Contemporary Imaginary of Work. Symbolic Immortality within the Postmodern Corporate Discourse' in Postmortal Society. Towards a Sociology of Immortality (edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen; Routledge, 2017) and 'The Women-Nature Connection as a Key Element in the Social Construction of Western Contemporary Motherhood' in Women and Nature? Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment (edited by Douglas A. Vakoch & Sam Mickey, Routledge, 2017).

She is a member of the American Comparative Literature Association. the Association for the Study of Death and Society, the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), the Literature Research Unit and the Sociology Research Unit, and the Image Research Network. In 2010, she was a visiting scholar at the American University of Paris, France.

Her fields of interest include comparative literature, death studies, sociology of ageing and old age, gender studies, and cultural studies.