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IU Bloomington

Maria Bucur

College of Arts and Sciences/History/Gender Studies

Expert Bio

Marcia Bucur writes and teaches on gender norms in the modern world, from politics to culture. She has published original research on the history of eugenics; the history and commemorations of World War I and World War II in Europe; the shaping of citizenship in the 20th century under communist and post-communist regimes; gender and modernism; and the history of feminism in the 20th century. Her most recent project is a book that recasts the narrative of the 20th century as “The Century of Women: How Women Changed the World in the Twentieth Century,” under contract with Rowman and Littlefield.

Areas of Expertise

Gender relations, 20th-century history, European studies, East European studies, memory and war, feminism, Romania, higher education policy, sexual violence, eugenics.

Other Information

Bucur has published numerous op-ed pieces in both the local press, the Bloomington Herald-Times, as well as in the Romanian press. She has been interviewed on numerous occasions by local as well as international news outfits, from the Indiana Daily Student to Al Jazeera and O Globo. A complete list is available upon request.