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Cătălina Mihalache, PhD

The Historian Cătălina Mihalache from Romania will be at the CAS from the beginning of April until the End of June 2010. Her research project carries the title "Comparing the 1990s and the '40s Crises in East European and Central Countries: The School that Survived the Political Regimes". The aim is to compare the phase of political upheaval following the Second World War, when communist regimes were installed in Eastern Europe, with the transition in the 1990s following the collapse of these regimes. Cătălina Mihalache is investigating these upheavals through the example of the public school system.

With this research, Cătălina Mihalache is continuing on from her doctoral thesis on the topic of "History and Educational Policies in XXth Century Romania: Models, Innovations, Practices", which she completed in 2008. She has worked as a research fellow since 2002 at the A.D. Xenopol Institute for History of the Romanian Academy in Iaşi, and since 2009 has also held the position of Associate Lecturer at the Faculty of History of the University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iaşi. She is coming to Munich to make use of the extensive inventory of the libraries here and to cooperate with Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel from the Department of History of the LMU.