is secretary of the Scientific Council at the Institute for the Investigation of the Crimes of Communism and the Memory of Romanian Exile. He has a PhD in history from Central European University. The title of his dissertation is Stalinism, Historians, and the Nation. History-Production in Communism Romania 1955-1966. He was research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies at Leipzig University, the Center for the Study of Post-communist Societies at University of Maryland (College Park), and for the SCOPES Project (hosted by University of Fribourg). Among his publications are: “The Avatars of the Romanian Academy and the Historical Front” in Vladimir Tismaneanu (ed.), Stalinism Revisited: The Establishment of Communist Regimes in East-Central Europe (CEU Press, 2009) and “Betrayed Promises: Nicolae Ceauşescu, the Romanian Communist Party and the Crisis of 1968” (co-author with Vladimir Tismaneanu). He is co-editor with Vladimir Tismaneanu of the volume The End and the Beginning. The Revolutions of 1989 and the Resurgence of History (forthcoming CEU Press, 2012).