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I have a background in psychology and the liberal arts, and a PhD in New Media, Communication & Cultural Studies. My recent research focuses on memory, curation, and digital identity. I hold a particular interest in the corporate and aesthetic topography of Tumblr. In the past I have written on nostalgia and youth agency, and on the need to combine interdisciplinary methodologies with semiotics and audience studies in the context of digital ethnographies. Looking across disciplines, my writing is particularly influenced by the work of Svetlana Boym, Carol Mavor, Walter Benjamin. I am also held by an interest in ethics, metaphor and the self.
In addition to teaching, my responsibilities at BU recently included the collection and evaluation of primary and secondary data associated with the Erasmus+ programme 'The Complete Freedom of Truth' (TCFT). Arts Council England selected TCFT for a case study in October 2016: https://goo.gl/3stLOf.
Beyond university life, I manage the Iaşi Academic Group, a research-led civic initiative in Eastern Europe... Our collaborative environmental and heritage protection work in Romania has been awarded the ‘IMPACT’ Prize and the ‘2nd Prize for Civic and Public Engagement’ at the Romanian Civil Society Gala (‘Iașul Iubește Teii’ Campaign) (2015).more
- Munteanu, D.G., 2012. Young Nostalgics. Why, Where, and How to Analyse Postmodern Constructions of “Pastness” in Contemporary Youth Blogs. Graduate Journal of Social Science, 8 (3), 93-113.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2009. By the Book or Buy a Book? A Review of “Images of Erasmus”, Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. Review C, Yearly Review Periodical, Maastricht University, 2009.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2017. Improbable Curators: Analysing Nostalgia, Authorship and Audience on Tumblr Microblogs. In: Graham, J. and Gandini, A., eds. Collaborative Production in the Creative Industries. London: Westminster University Press, 125-156.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2017. Prince of Persia. In: Meija, R., Adams, A. and Banks, J., eds. The 100 Greatest Video Game Franchises. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
- Munteanu, D., Silk, M. and Hubbard, P., 2018. Silk, M., Hubbard, P., & Munteanu, D. G. (2018). ‘Re-framing Rio: The Re appropriation of Utopic National Fantasies’. Brazilian Studies Association Conference (BRASA), 14th International Conference, 25-28 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In: Silk, M., Hubbard, P., & Munteanu, D. G. (2018). ‘Re-framing Rio: The Re appropriation of Utopic National Fantasies’. Brazilian Studies Association Conference (BRASA), 14th International Conference, 25-28 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 25-28 July 2018 Silk, M., Hubbard, P., & Munteanu, D. G. (2018). ‘Re-framing Rio: The Re appropriation of Utopic National Fantasies’. Brazilian Studies Association Conference (BRASA), 14th International Conference, 25-28 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil..
- Munteanu, D., 2018. Munteanu, D. G. (2018). ‘Dainty to Dark: Migrating Femininities and the Online Curation of Home.’ Console-ing Passions. An International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism, 11-13 July 2018. In: Console-ing Passions. An International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism 11-13 July 2018 Bournemouth University.
- Munteanu, D., 2018. Munteanu, D. G. (2018). On Nationhood and Trees: Reinstating Memory through Landscape and Metaphor. The Case of the Iasi Linden Tree Scandal. National Identities and Nationalisms Workshop, 22-24 May 2018, Bournemouth University. In: Munteanu, D. G. (2018). On Nationhood and Trees: Reinstating Memory through Landscape and Metaphor. The Case of the Iasi Linden Tree Scandal. National Identities and Nationalisms Workshop, 22-24 May 2018, Bournemouth University. 22-24 May 2018 Bournemouth University.
- Munteanu, D., 2018. Munteanu, D. G. (2018). ‘Young People in Love: The Artistic Legacy of the 1960s in the Context of “The Complete Freedom of Truth” Erasmus+ Programme: Implications on Youth Citizenship and Cultural Resistance Today’. Association for Psychosocial Studies Biennial Conference, Bournemouth University, 5th-7th April 2018. In: Association for Psychosocial Studies Biennial Conference, 5-7 April 2018 Bournemouth University.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2016. Memory and Civil Resistance: How Linden Trees Helped Reclaim a Public Space. In: International Conference on “Resistance(s): Between Theories andthe Field”, 14-15 December 2016, 14-15 December 2016 Center for the Study of International Cooperation and Development (CECID), Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB), Belgium.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2016. Indeterminate Media and the Poetics of Loss: Architecture, Colour and Mood on Tumblr Microblogs. In: Poetics of the Algorithm: Narrative, the Digital, and "Unidentified" Media Conference, 16-18 June 2016, University of Liège, Belgium. 16-18 June 2016 Liège.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2015. Improbable Curators: Analysing Creativity, Authorship and Audience on Tumblr Microblogs. In: Creative Industries and Collaborative Production. A symposium organised by The Promotional Cultures Research Group, 13 November 2015, Middlesex University, London 13 November 2015 London.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2015. Dissidence, Memory and Nostalgia in (Post)Communist Romania: Two Cases from the Păltiniş School. In: International Conference on Media and Memory, 9-10 November 2015, University of Tirana 9-10 November 2015 Tirana.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2013. Nostalgia as Affective Community: The Digital Recuperation of “Pastness” In Selected Youth Microblogs’ [Tumblr Case Studies]. In: Communities in the Digital Age Symposium, 12 June 2013, Canterbury Christ Church University. 12 June 2013 Canterbury.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2012. Images of Memory and Memories of Images: Suggestions for Exploring Idiosyncratic Visual Environments in Selected Photographic (Micro)Blogs. In: Beyond Representation: Photography, Humans & Computers Conference, 24 25 May 2012, Centre for Media & Culture Research, London South Bank University. 24-25 May 2012 London.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2011. Intimate Paradoxes: A Cultural History of Victorian Lingerie. In: Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues - 3rd Global Conference, Interdisciplinary Net, 22-25 September 2011, Mansfield College, Oxford 22-25 September 2011 Mansfield College, Oxford.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2011. Lingerie, Femininity and Victorian Pornography. From Amelia Bloomer to the “Lewd” Industry. In: Aesthetics, Art, and Pornography; An Interdisciplinary Conference, 16-18 June 2011, Institute of Philosophy, London. 16-18 June 2011 London.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2011. Nuances of “Culture”, “Islam” and “Conflict”: A Selective Constructivist Analysis of International Newspaper Discourses in the Year 2008. In: The 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Social Science and Cultural Politics, 12 March 2011, University of Warwick 12 March 2011 Warwick University.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2009. From Individualised Content to Commodified Form: A Critical Appraisal of Contemporary Youth Culture. In: The Stanford Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium, 26- 28 June 2009, Stanford University, U.S.A. 26-28 June 2009 Stanford.
- Adi, A. and Lilleker, D., 2017. #rezist – Romania’s 2017 anti-corruption protests: causes, development and implications. Quadriga University. Available from: http://www.romanianprotests.info/.
- Munteanu, D.G., 2011. Michio Kaku’s Physics of the Impossible. A Philosophical Review. Cyborg Subjects. Available from: http://wiki.p2pfoundation.net/Cyborg_Subjects.
Profile of Teaching UG
- Introduction to Communication Theory
- Advertising, Media & Society
- Public Relations
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Founder and Managing Director, Iasi Academic Group (2013-present day). IAG is an environmental and heritage protection initiative in Eastern Europe.
- Qualified Teacher Status, 01 Dec 2016, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
- Essential Teaching Toolkit in Higher Education (Learning and Teaching Continuing Professional Development Programme, Nottingham Trent University), 01 Dec 2011
- Level Three Award (Management), Institute of Leadership and Management, London (ILM), 01 Jan 2011, Level Three Award in First Line Management
- PhD in New Media, Communication & Cultural Studies (Nottingham Trent University, 2015)
- MA in Arts & Sciences (distinction) (Maastricht University, 2009)
- PG Cert in Research Practice (Nottingham Trent University, 2011)
- BA (Hons) in Psychology (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, 2008)
- Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship (Nottingham Trent University, 2010)
- Top 3% Award (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) (valedictorian) (Maastricht University, 2009)
- Cultural Study Scholarship, Beijing Culture and Language University, Beijing, China (awarded by Nottingham Trent University, School of Arts, Communication & Culture, 2011)
- Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association, Member,