Mr Ashish Kothari

Prof Roxana Elisabeta Marinescu

Visiting Professor (Honorary)

Roxana Elisabeta Marinescu is a Professor with the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania and a PhD supervisor in British and American Literature and Cultural Studies at “Ovidius” University, Constanța, Romania. Her main research interests are feminism and gender issues, democratic citizenship, education for intercultural and plurilingual communication, postcolonial and postcommunist studies.

For over 25 years she was a member of the Non-governmental organization AnA Society for Feminist Analyses and a president of the organization between 2018 and 2020. In this capacity, she participated in and coordinated academic projects and community work in the areas of feminism, gender issues and women’s empowerment.

Dr. Marinescu has authored four books: Salman Rushdie and Multiple Identities (2013), Northern Ireland. Border Country (2013), Self-Constructs of Identity: The Case of Northern Ireland (2012) and Violated Bodies. A Cross-Cultural Reading by Writers of South-Asian Origin (2009), and co-edited three: Handbook of Research on Translating Myth and Reality in Women Imagery across Disciplines (2020), Comunicare 4.0. Tratat de comunicare în afaceri internaționale (2019) and Learning Is Fun. Teaching Methodology for Plurilingual Education and a Balanced Life (2017). She has published chapters in 15 collective volumes, and over sixty articles in international academic journals. Among these, the chapters “The Myth of Motherhood in Communist and Postcommunist Romania. From Pro-Natalist Policies to Neoliberal Views”, in Research Anthology on Feminist Studies and Gender Perceptions (Mehdi Khosrow-Pour & Information Resources Management Association, eds.), IGI Global, USA, 2022; “”Imagined Communities”: Hybrid Identity in Postcommunist Romanian Diaspora in the European Union”, in Nilufer Barucha, Sridhar Rajeswaran, Klaus Stierstorfer (eds.) New Directions in Diaspora Studies: Revisiting the Past, Reviewing the Present and Looking at the Future, University of Mumbai Publishing, India, 2021; ”Queen Marie and Motherhood, in Baudouin Decharneux”, Alice Toma (eds.) ROYAUTÉ(S) Entre historicités et imaginaire, Edition Harmattan, France; “Revisiting Postcolonialism through a Postcommunist Lens. Indian and Romanian Perspectives”, in Constantinescu, Alexandra Gabriela și Marinescu, Angelica Helena (eds.) Asia & Europe in Social Sciences. Connections, Representations, Interpretations, Bucharest University Publishing House, 2020 and the articles “Considerations on the Future of Feminism within the Postcolonial and Postcommunist Framework”, in Synergy, 19 (1/2023),”La série des haïdoucs de Panait Istrati : une lecture féministe”, in « La justice distributive. Panaït Istrati et le mythe du brigand d’honneur », La Pensée et les Hommes, n° 123-124, 2021, Bruselles, Belgium.

Dr. Marinescu is the President of the Association of the Romanian Society for English and American Studies in ASE, member of the European Society for the Study of English. For the past 15 years dr. Marinescu has been the editor-in-chief of the academic journal Synergy ( Dr. Marinescu is currently the coordinator of the Committee for Gender Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Bucharest University for Economic Studies, Romania.

Research Areas 

Gender, Pluralism and Social Inclusion, Public Policies, Programs and Schemes, Society, Literature, Arts, Sports and Culture