Ileana Nicoleta Sălcudean, PhD
Associate Professor Habil
Ileana Nicoleta Sălcudean holds a PhD in sociology (2012) at Babeș-Bolyai University with a thesis entitled Cultural Policies and Identity Constructions in the European Context, and a habilitation degree (2019) in the field of Cinematography and Media with the thesis: Film and Creative Industries.
Her research interest is focused on: cultural studies, sociology of culture, creative industries.
Her recent peer-reviewed publications include (selection): ”Occhio – Human Existence in Tangible form. Portal to a Dual Chronotope”, Millennium Film Journal, 74/ Fall, 2020”; ”The Transnational Identity of European Film Festival. New Media and Cultural Branding Employed at the Transilvania International Film Festival”, Metacritic Journal of Comparative Studies and Theory, 3.1, 2017; ”Outrunning the Past: European Influences in Building Cultural Policies in Romania and the Role of the Romanian Cultural Institute”, The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 46:5, 2016; ”The Convergent Motions of the Social Dimension and the Cultural Dimension. National and European Blueprints”, Studia Europaea, 60/ 2015; “Sexuality in Comedy. Controversy and Clichés”, Ekphrasis 14, 2015; “Creative Industries – Art and Commerce; Entrepreneurship and Creativity”, Ekphrasis 13, 2015; “New Aesthetics and New Technologies: Global Challenges to the Future of Cultural Organizations and Management”, Ekphrasis 11, 1/, 2014; “Art and Vandalism. Crossbreeding of Street Art: (re)Interpretation of Street Art from Sociological, Aesthetical and Interactivity Perspectives”, Journal of Media Research, Volume 5, Issue 1 (12)/ 2012 etc.
Books: Cultural Policies: from Bucharest to Brussels, Cluj-Napoca: Risoprint, 2016; Industriile creative în România. Film, video, fotografie/ Creative Industries in Romania. Film, Video, Photography, Editura Muzeului Literaturii Române, București, 2015; Handbook of Creative Writing, co-author, Cluj University Press, 2014; ‘Social’ and ‘Cultural’ in the European Context, Cluj-Napoca: Risoprint, 2013.
Awards/ Professional Associations: From 2014 she is a CreArt Ambassador, Municipal Foundation of Culture. Valladolid City Council (ES). She is a member of the European Network Association (January 2018 – present), of the Ekphrasis Research Center (2016 – present), as well as an associate member of the Center of Applied Philosophy (CAPH), Faculty of History and Philosophy, UBB (2015-present). Furthermore, she was the director of the Center for Continuous Education and Lifelong Learning, Babeș-Bolyai University (2012-2014). She holds the UEFISCDI Research Award, 2017. She has received numerous grants and research internships (Wheaton College; Venice Biennale; University of Valencia; Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg; Institute of Higher European Studies in The Hague; Sidney Sussex College Cambridge University Cambridge etc). Also, she was engaged as a project manager or a team member in national and international projects (POCU, STARUBB, AFCN, UEFISCDI, POS-DRU, Inside Europe). Additionally, she participated as a guest, trainer, expert or evaluator in important international conferences, teaching mobility, professional exchanges.
She teaches courses on: Creative Writing, Creative Industries, Cinematic Sociology.