Head LibrarianSînziana Păltineanu graduated from the Babeș-Bolyai University, in Cluj (Romania), with a BA in Philology - English and Japanese languages and literatures. In 2013, she earned a PhD in the Comparative History of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, from the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary). Previously, she held fellowships at Cornell University, in the US, at Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, in France, and at Regensburg University, in Germany. While pursuing her main research interests in 19th century overlapping nation-building projects, women's history, and cultural history, she published book reviews and peer-reviewed articles in several journals, among which Aspasia and Nationalities Papers. More recently, she was awarded a fellowship for literature at Akademie Schloss Solitude, in Stuttgart (Germany), where she finished writing her first novel, Elephant Chronicles, published with Fiktion, in 2015.
"An Experimental Transcript," in The Radiated Book, edited by André Castro, Sînziana Păltineanu, Dennis Pohl, Dick Reckard, Natacha Roussel, Femke Snelting, Alexia de Visscher, Brussels: Constant, 2016.
"The Woman Without a Mouth," in Daisy Atterbury, Tarek El-Ariss, and Mirene Arsanios, eds., Makhzin, Issue 2: Feminisms, Beirut: 98weeks, September 2015.
Elephant Chronicles, Berlin: Fiktion, 2015.
Translated into German by Zoë Beck: Elephantenchroniken, Berlin: Fiktion, 2015.
"Converging Suffrage Politics: the Romanian Women's Movement in Hungary and Its Allies Before the First World War," Aspasia, Vol. 9, April 2015, p. 44-64.
Courses taught at Bard College Berlin
- The Language and Thinking Program (Summer 2016)
She has acted as expert on the ECO-SOC panel for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action of the European Commission.
Dr. Sînziana Păltineanu
Phone:+49 (0)30 43733 135