Dr. Raluca Anamaria Mateoc


I did my BA in Journalism at the University of Bucharest. My MA degrees are from the University of Bucharest (Social Anthropology) and the University of Fribourg (Sociology, module Communication.Politics.Society). I received my PhD in Social Anthropology in 2017 from the University of Fribourg where I continued as a postdoctoral research fellow in Social Anthropology and Human Geography.

Before my PhD work, I worked as a journalist for CNBC Europe, Zürich, and the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company.

  • Research interests and areas
    • Cultural heritage, environmental humanities, religion, civil society, governmentality, tourism, infrastructure
    • Practices of memory, museum politics, media, film, AI and data technologies  
    • Archives, displacement, urban-rural migrations, international organizations
    • Japan, Romania, Israel
  • Postdoctoral research scholarships

    The University of Tokyo (JSPS, 2017-2018; Prunier Foundation, forthcoming); The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jean Nordmann Foundation, 2018); Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle / Saale (DAAD, 2020)

  • PhD project
  • Teaching topics, UniFR
    • Japanese cultural heritage (BA seminar designer and convener, domain - Religious Studies, spring semester 2022)
    • post-socialism: cultural memory forms // Roma culture, history, and education // ethnicity and religious syncretism (lectures within BA and MA seminars, domain- Social Anthropology, 2013-2016)
    • Doing and writing ethnography (BA and MA summer school designer and convener –The Turkish and Tatar communities of Dobruja (Romania) since the 1990s: staged ethnicities and shifting identities, domain - Social Anthropology, June 2014)
  • Publications, conferences, events, other