George-Adrian Iordachescu

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George Iordachescu is a social anthropologist interested in political ecology and construction&protection of natural heritage.

      MA in Social Anthropology, Specialization in Urban and Global Studies, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest – Hungary // Thesis: “Inventing Traditions for Whom? Commodification of Authenticity and Failed Rural Development in Capitalist Romania” under the supervision of Prof. Don Kalb and Prof. Jean-Louis Fabiani (2014)

    BA in History, Department of History, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj - Romania // Thesis: „Foreign Debt and the Modern World-System: Romanian Economic Growth and Indebtedness in the 1970s” under the supervision of Prof. Virgiliu Tarau (2013)

    BA in Sociology, Department of Sociology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj - Romania // Thesis: "The Present Past: Work, Hybrid Economic Strategies and Livelihoods of Muscel Miners in Postsocialism” under the supervision of Prof. Irina Culic (2012)

Ph.D. Research Topic: "Wilderness Production and Protection in Eastern Europe: Towards a synthesized critique of neoliberal conservation and its impact on forest livelihoods."


Research Themes
Political Ecology
Green Grabbing & Green Colonialism
Protected Areas & Biodiversity Conservation
Anthropocene Theory

Post-Socialist Environments

Associative Governance of Landscape
Rural History and Development

Critical Heritage Studies
Landscape Studies
Authenticity Studies

Research Regions
Eastern Europe


Member of: 

POLLEN – Political Ecology Network

ESEH – European Society for Environmental History

EURHO – European Rural History Organization

EASA – European Association of Social Anthropologists

IASC – International Association for the Study of Commons

FLARE - Forests and Livelihoods, Assessment, Research and Engagement

LYNX – Center for the Interdisciplinary Analysis of Image

ICOM – International Council of Museums

ICME – International Committee for  Ethnography Museums

CIMUSET – International Committee for Science & Technology Museums

COSTUME – International Committee for Costume Museums

NATHIST - International Committee for Natural History Museums

Center for the Study of Modernity and Rural World

RECOMESPAR – Romanian Network for Private Rural Ethnographic Museums and Collections