Dr Tudor Georgescu
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
I am an Associate Lecturer in the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion, and the Outreach Officer for its Centre for Health Medicine and Society.
My PhD, completed at Brookes in 2009, focussed on the emergence of eugenic and fascist movements amongst the Transylvanian Saxons, a German ethnic minority, in interwar Romania. The doctoral thesis sought to investigate how ethnic minorities interpreted the eugenic promise of a healthier, better, nation, and whether the Transylvanian Saxons produced and empowered an indigenous agenda of national regeneration. That said, my main research interests lie with the social history of medicine generally, and with that of ethnic minorities in relation to fascist and eugenic ideologies in particular.
Thursday, 14 - 16:00
- Director of the Pulse Project (since: March 2008).
- Acting Director of the Working Group on the History of Race and Eugenics (HRE, formerly RSCSE) at Oxford Brookes University (since September 2011; previously Research Coordinator since June 2006).
- Editor of Political Religion Compass (published online by Wiley-Blackwell) (since creation in: May 2008).
- Conference: “The German Archipelago: German ethnic minorities and interwar eugenics,” Balliol College, Oxford, 16 -19 December 2011.
- Translator (from German) and Copy-Editor of: Turda, Marius, and Diana Mishkova (eds.).Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe: Texts and Commentaries, vol. IV, Anti-Modernism. Budapest: CEU Press, forthcoming (2011).
Some Previous Posts:
- 2010-2011: Programme Coordinator (part-time) for the Berendel Foundation.
- 2009-2010: Research Officer (part-time) for the AHRC funded research project on “Victims of Human Experiments under National Socialism” at Oxford Brookes University.
- 2009-2010: Research Assistant (part-time) for the Wellcome Trust funded ‘Pilot Project’ on “Romanian Eugenics and Its International Dimension” at Oxford Brookes University (since: July 2009)
- 2006-2008: Senior Reviews Editor of Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions, a quarterly Taylor & Francis journal (UK).
- “In Pursuit of a Purged Eugenic Fortress: Alfred Csallner and the Transylvanian Saxon Eugenic Discourse in Interwar Romania.” Marius Turda, Sevasti Trubeta, and Christian Promitzer (eds.). Hygiene, Health and Eugenics in Southeast Europe to 1945. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2011:pp.351-84.
- “When Good Neighbours Pay Your Medical Bills (and so much more).” Wellcome History 45 (Winter 2010): pp.12f. (link)
- “Ethnic Minorities and the Eugenic Promise: The Transylvanian Saxon experiment with national renewal in interwar Romania.” European Review of History 17.6 (2010):pp.861-80.
- “Pursuing the Fascist Promise: The Transylvanian Saxon ‘Self-Help’ from genesis to empowerment, 1922-1933/35” Marius Turda and Robert Pyrah (eds.). Culture and Identity in Central Europe. Oxford: Legenda, 2010: pp.55-73.
- and Marius Turda (guest eds.). Special issue on ‘Race and Anthropology in Interwar Central and Eastern Europe’, Focaal 58 (2010).
- Feldman, Matthew, Marius Turda, with Tudor Georgescu (eds.). Clerical Fascism in Interwar Europe. Abingdon: Routledge, 2008.
- (in Romanian) “Discursul Eugenic Sasesc Transilvanean, 1885-1944” (“The Transylvanian Saxon Eugenic Discourse, 1885-1944”). Cuvantul 3 (2008): pp.6-8.