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2018 to present | Teaching film art and history at Rutgers University.

2018 | Taught documentary film directing in the graduate film school of New York University's Tisch school.

1997-2002 | Taught core academic writing and literature survey courses at Columbia College and at Columbia University’s School of General Studies.

1999-2001 | Taught classes in post-colonial theory and the birth of imperialism in the Renaissance at the Cooper Union.


Op-eds and essays on culture, film, and social issues, articles in periodicals, reports and chapters in human rights publications. Select publications include:

"Dilatări și contracții," Dilema Veche 676/February 2-8, 2017 (Bucharest)


“In Memoriam: Nina Cassian,” Harper’s Bazaar July-August 2014 (New York and Bucharest)


“Nu separati romii de la Pata Rat pe bani europeni” ("EU-Funded Segregation of Roma"), Romania Curata July 3, 2014 (Cluj and Bucharest)


“The Boundaries of the the Storyteller,” keynote address at the Power of Storytelling 2013 conference, made available online by Decat o Revista January 25th, 2014 (Bucharest)


“Ursul de Lemn,” Dilema Veche 483/May 16-22, 2013 (Bucharest)


“American Gypsies Needs to Catch Up with the Reality of People’s Lives,” The Guardian July 12, 2012 (London)


“Scrisoare de la New York: ICR," Decat o Revista 9 June 22, 2012 (Bucharest)


“Advocacy Strategies for Desegregation” (co-authored with Iulius Rostas), article in Separate and Unequal: Combating Discrimination Against Roma in Education (New York and Budapest: Public Interest Law Initiative, 2004)


“Silenced and Silent: Lesbians in Romania,” article in Canadian Woman Studies/Les cahiers de la femme vol.16 no.1 (North York, Ontario: York University, Winter 1995)


“Romania” (co-authored with Marian Pancu), chapter in In the Public Eye: Parliamentary Transparency in Europe and North America (Washington, DC: International Human Rights Law Group, 1995)


“Romania” (co-authored with Vera Cîmpeanu and Ingrid Baciu), chapter in Unspoken Rules: Sexual Orientation and Women’s Human Rights (San Francisco, CA: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, 1995)




Developed and edited reports and publications for human rights groups and foundations and copy-edited film publications.


AperiTIFF (editor and contributor), yearly English-language review of new Romanian cinema (Cluj: Transylvania International Film Festival and Romanian Cultural Institute, 2010-2012)


DecadeWatch 2005-2006 (editor), collection of 10 country reports on the progress Decade of Roma Inclusion (Budapest: World Bank and Open Society Institute, 2007)


Access to Education and Employment for People with Intellectual Disabilities (consulting editor), collection of 14 country reports (Budapest and New York: Open Society Institute, 2005)




Literary translations


The Wind and the Sea: Nina Cassian’s Last Dialogues [working title] (translator) (New York: Sheep Meadow Press, forthcoming February 2015)

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